Collateral Damage: QE3 and the Shadow Banking System

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  by Ellen Brown Rather than expanding the money supply, quantitative easing (QE) has actually caused it to shrink by sucking up the collateral needed by the shadow banking system to create credit. The “failure” of QE has prompted the Bank for International Settlements to urge the Fed to shirk …

Businesses are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services,according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

kristy SRI/ESG News

Press release For immediate release: Wednesday, May 9th 2012 Businesses are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit A global survey of C-level and senior executives shows that demand for Sharia orientated products and services is strong, and expected …

Super Committee Deadlock: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Super Committee Deadlock: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles November 17, 2011 It is no great surprise that with only days to go, the congressional “super committee,” given the herculean task of carving an additional $1.2 trillion out of the federal budget, has failed to reach agreement. …

Global Energy Transition Finance

kristy Green Prosperity

Communication to Dr. Steven Chu, US Secretary of of Energy Developing an economic response to the Energy Crisis in the time of of a Credit Crisis/Crunch.  Delivering a Transition Plan for any high fossil energy demanding economy worldwide. Dr. Gijs Graafland, Plank Foundation and Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media America …

Fairfield, Iowa Launching Its Hometown Hero Rewards

kristy Community Development Solutions

From our Advisory Board member Stuart Valentine Hometown Hero Rewards goes to Beta Maybe you’ve already heard about this “Hometown Hero Rewards” thing, read about it in the Weekly Reader, or saw it briefly at the MUM Ecofair. Or perhaps you’ve seen the new signs around town with the logo …