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Move your money

TAKE ACTION to build a more ethical banking sector

Priyanka Mogul

15th February, 2012

As we slowly recover from one of the worst economic recessions of our time, Move Your Money will guide us towards building a safer and better banking system that we can rely on more...
Deborah Doane

Time to ignore bankers and start fixing our broken markets

Deborah Doane

13th September, 2011

It's time we stopped listening to the banking sector and started pressuring MPs and MEPs to regulate food speculation, argues Deborah Doane more...
Food speculation

Food speculation 'boom' linked to volatile food prices

Ecologist

13th September, 2011

In a major investigation and film, the Ecologist takes a look at how volatile financial speculation on food commodities is causing hunger and poverty in Mexico - and around the world more...
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Banks should end 'secretive' trade in food commodities

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

Financial speculation in key commodities, like wheat and maize, is being linked to recent volatile food prices but attempts to regulate are being delayed by lobbying from the banking sector. Tom Levitt reports more...
Stock exchange

How Goldman Sachs started the food speculation frenzy

Alan Bjerga

13th September, 2011

US Investment bank Goldman Sachs convinced government officials in the early 1990s to allow it to start gambling on the price of food. Alan Bjerga explains how they did it more...

Can Positive Money help fix a fatally flawed banking system?

Sarah Bentley

17th August, 2011

A new campaign group is trying to push through reforms that would give customers a choice in investments and make banks more socially useful. But can it break through the banking bottleneck? more...
Food speculation

A guide to food speculation: how to argue with a banker

The Ecologist

9th June, 2011

The financial industry has been quick to dismiss its role in pushing up food prices but with the evidence growing daily the Ecologist cuts through the jargon to explain the reality of food speculation more...
Cash

Authors call for a greener, smaller banking sector

Dearbhla Crosse

October 19th, 2010

In an exclusive Ecologist interview, David Boyle and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation advocate a more sustainable banking sector for Britain more...

David Boyle: Let's create a new, small banking sector to fuel green economy

Matilda Lee

15th October, 2010

A new book by David Boyle and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation charts the rise and fall of major British brands. Matilda Lee talks to them about banking reform, brands and greening capitalism more...

10 steps to creating your own local currency

Phil England

8th June, 2010

Local currencies ensure that money spent at local shops gets reinvested in the community and fosters community spirit and involvement. Learn all you need to know to get one started in your area... more...
Molly Scott Cato

What would banks do in a green economy?

Molly Scott-Cato

15th April, 2010

Banks - love 'em or hate 'em, they're an integral part of nearly every economic system. But just how would they function in a steady-state, earth-linked economy? more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Teach the banks a lesson: pull your money out

Tom Hodgkinson

3rd December, 2009

Instead of moaning about the injustice of the financial sector, there's a very simple way we could make our voices heard, says Tom Hodgkinson more...

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The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Jaswinder Kaur

29th September, 2009

Thomas H Greco Jr's new book on money challenges the growth fetish and gives practical examples of how community-based exchange systems can save the economy, and the environment, from collapse more...
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An end to monopoly money

Molly Scott Cato and Martin Large

1st November, 2008

Creating cash should not be the responsibility of the private banking system, but of the common wealth. Let’s get mutual, urge Molly Scott Cato and Martin Large more...

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