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Is Jamie Dimon's Business First Class?

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon will today, once again, stand before the authors of Dodd-Frank and attempt to make the case for why a $2 billion trading loss was a stupid mistake, not a willful breach of at least the intent of the law. Our representatives who wrote the law should hold him to the standards set by JPMorgan’s own Code of Conduct: following the spirit and intent, not just the letter, of the law.

Freedom in the Anthropocene

Much needs to change in the Anthropocene, including our willingness to have constraints placed on our precious right to individual freedom.

Real Prosperity Starts Here

I spent two days last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the "Real Prosperity Starts Here" conference organized by the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).  Even though I was only able to attend for a short time, I left re-energized and excited by all I saw and engaged in.

10 Questions JPMorgan’s Board of Directors Should be Asking

Much has been written about the trading—not hedging—debacle at JPMorgan.

Jamie Dimon’s mea culpa is intended to head off deeper questions. No cover-up on his watch—get out in front, be direct, deal with it, move on.  Right?  Not so fast.

JPMorgan’s board has a responsibility to probe more thoughtfully into the uncomfortable truth about the firm they are charged to oversee.  Here are ten questions I’d want answers to if I were on JPMorgan’s board:

Flawed, Ignorant and Dangerous: A Bain Capital Partner’s Worldview

“At base, having a small elite with vast wealth is good for the poor and the middle class.” 

This is how Adam Davidson’s piece in the New York Times Magazine 

Is There a Case for Public Banking in America?

Last week I participated in the inaugural Public Banking Institute conference in Philadelphia - not a coincidence, freedom from tyranny of the banks underscored the program.

When I first learned of this idea of state-owned banks as a solution to our economic challenges, I was a real skeptic.

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy

Reactions to departing Goldman derivatives salesman Greg Smith’s “Why I am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” which appeared as an op-ed in the New York Times last week, have ranged from the hyperbolic — Robert Reich’s “

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