THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

Welcome to “The Future of Finance.” Here we grapple with the critical challenges we face as we seek to transform our economy and our financial system in ways that bring into being a more just society and a truly sustainable way of living on this earth.

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Commodities are Different (In a “Full World”): Part 3

August 5, 2013

(This post is the third in an occasional series on why stronger oversight of commodity markets must be a public policy priority.)...

Update: Commodities are Different (in a “Full World”)

March 5, 2012

The concern I raised last June that we should enforce the Bank Holding Company Act and not allow the too often irresponsible,...

Commodities are Different (in a “Full World”)

June 13, 2011

Foreign Policy’s recent “How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis” reflects the dangerous, myopic thinking all too prone to “blame...

Financial Reform

Capital Institute’s founder and president John Fullerton writes about the need for transformation, not mere reform, of our flawed financial...

Will Barclays’ CEO Surprise Us?

July 2, 2012

Like Lloyd Blankfein with the Abacus fiasco, and Jamie Dimon with “the whale trade,” Barclays CEO Bob Diamond has an...

The End of The Growth Consensus…

July 31, 2011

Capital Institute welcomes this guest post from our first Fellow, David Nicola.  David will bring a year of Capital Institute...

The President’s Counsel on Jobs and Competitiveness … and Tax Avoidance

March 27, 2011

The NY Times report by David Kocieniewski on GE’s aggressive tax strategies under the leadership of John Samuels, a former Treasury Department...

Finally, a Discussion of Scale

March 14, 2011

Adair Turner, Chairman of the FSA (the SEC of the United Kingdom) is smart, articulate, and more aware than any...

Guest Post: Homo Economicus Versus Person-in-Community

January 10, 2011

The problem with Homo economicus (the abstract picture of a human being on which economic theory is based) is that...