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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Why We Need a Financial Transactions Tax

August 21, 2011

Speculators may do no harm as bubbles on a steady stream of enterprise. But the situation is serious when enterprise...

Financial Transactions Tax Moving Forward in Europe

March 27, 2010

European leaders have begun to discuss options for moving forward with a process called “enhanced cooperation,” in which nine or...

Financial Reform

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

High-Frequency Trading is a Blight on Markets. Tobin Tax Can Help.

April 4, 2014

This blog post previously ran in The Guardian’s Business section. A tax on financial transactions can calm the frenzy of...

Financial Collapse: It’s Only Natural

November 14, 2011

What does the collapse of MF Global, the Euro crisis, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the collapse of Fannie Mae and...

A Tax for the Supercommittee to Embrace

October 24, 2011

Last Friday, I participated in a Special Briefing on Capitol Hill in support of the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT). I...

The Six Root Causes of the Financial Crisis

January 31, 2011

“We conclude first and foremost that the crisis was avoidable,” declared Phil Angelides, chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. ...

Financial System as a Global Commons

September 19, 2010

Last week, Capital Institute co-convened with futurist Hazel Henderson at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), her company’s facility in...

Thought Pieces

The following is a selection of critical papers and other writings by Capital Institute’s founder and president John Fullerton: Big...

Capital Institute’s “Dog Days of Summer” Reading List

August 15, 2014

Are you looking for summer reading recommendations? We humbly suggest looking back on...

6 Reasons Why Stock Markets Are No Longer Fit For Purpose

October 21, 2013

Another version of this post ran earlier today on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog. 6 Reasons Why Stock Markets Are No...

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,...