Archive for September, 2011

  • Slow Money Gratitude

    September 28th, 2011 by Brian Kaminer

    Attending the previous National Gathering and becoming involved with Slow Money has been transformational for me. These experiences are the basis for my growing Slow Money gratitude. After 17 years with my family’s brokerage business, I started a journey to become more aware of the social, environmental and economic impacts of my choices and actions. Slow Money has been one of the key >> Read more

  • Why We Need an Independent Infrastructure Bank

    September 25th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Banking used to be a profession, not just a business.  That profession is vital to the real economy, and essential at a time of profound economic system transition.  It’s about time we rebuild the banking profession, with public-private hybrid models as necessary to promote critical public purpose such as rebuilding our energy infrastructure for the post-carbon era. >> Read more

  • Guest Post: British Banks Profited From £46 Billion ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Subsidy in 2010

    September 12th, 2011 by Liana Scobie

    As the Vickers Commission prepares to launch their final report on Monday 12 September 2011, analysis by NEF quantifies the ‘too-big-too-fail’ subsidy for each of Britain’s ‘big five’ banks for the first time, and argues that the Commission’s proposals are too narrow to be effective.

    The >> Read more

  • Guest Post: Buffett, Gates and The Story of Enough

    September 12th, 2011 by Woody Tasch

    “When is enough enough?”  Bernie Sanders asked during his filibuster against the Lame Duck tax bill last December.  During the speech, he referred to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the world’s richest three people.  (If you haven’t been paying attention, they’ve been pushed down to the number two and three spots by Carlos Slim Helu, the >> Read more

  • This Labor Day: Can CEOs Lead?

    September 5th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Jobs.  Depending on how you count, the challenge is 7 to 10 million net new jobs in the United States over the next 5 years or so from a current base of about 130 million.  A five to seven percent increase, the sooner the better.  Here’s how.

    First, we need to break the challenge down into two pieces:  emergency triage, and long-term >> Read more