Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

How Iceland broke precedent and reined in its runaway financial sector

While Japan, then North America and Europe repeatedly bailed out and held their banking cartel harmless the past 30 years, in 2008 Iceland took another path. The rest of the world must do likewise. Concluding Remarks from Gudrun Johnsen of … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel subsidies paying polluters to continue

Perverse financial incentives are undermining essential human progress in the energy revolution. For sustainability of life on earth, we need to evolve out of the fossil fuels age and towards the cornucopia of renewable, clean, low cost and free energies … Continue reading

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Memo to finance: first, do no harm

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.” Its derivative is ‘non-maleficence’, which is a fundamental precept of bioethics that all healthcare students are taught in schools around the world. It reminds the health care … Continue reading

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Garbage in, garbage out financial ‘advice’ costing everyone

Good article in the Globe on Saturday critiquing the much hyped “Count me in, Canada” National Strategy for Financial Literacy unveiled by Canada’s federal government last week.  See: To bridge the knowledge gap, financial literacy is a two-way street. Financial … Continue reading

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