1. NY TIMES 8/4/13 As the cost of importing food soars, Jamaica( the Caribbean Island) turns to the earth. A decade ago, the government started a National food campaign, ” grow what we eat, eat what we grow”. Grocery stores prominently display signs stating food is locally grown. Seed kits are given out to promote … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: “People ” Power
1. One woman’s opinion. If John Kerry and the President are moving forward with Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, why should the rest of the world interfere? I’ve been reading the press and the embargoes imposed by The UK and the European Union are not helpful . This morning, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, responded … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Mideast peace & other vital concerns
1. FINANCIAL TIMES 7/16/13. Outdated technology could lead to another crisis in Banking. No one is rewarded for the maintenance of internal IT infrastructure; therefore, the ability of Banks to separate their operations is lacking. Last year, after RBS, inserted a new software program, there was a meltdown of their ” normal” payment systems as … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial Reform & Local Innovation
1. NY TIMES 7/14/13 Gretchen Morgenson Comments: Bankers are balking at tighter suspenders. CAPITAL requirements are being increased for the largest banks which will make the Banks less risky, by reining in Too Big To Fail. The new Capital requirement will create a buffer for capital preservation. This proposal has the endorsement of the FDIC … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Green shoots of change!
1. NY TIMES 7/7/13 Gretchen Morgenson: 35 Big Steps to Accountability. ” Shareholder efforts succeed in changing corporate governance. So far this year, 35 corporations have been approached by the Shareholder Rights Project and have agreed to replace their staggered Board elections with annual elections to their Boards. This project is sponsored by the Harvard … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Solutions/ the good life
Hi there: I’ve just Posted two Bogs, they can be seen@ grandmajsilver on Twitter in their proper order or on Word press thevoiceofjoyce. Look for : Public Advocacy: Progress on the Issues, this 2 nd post is listed under May 18 th when it was started. Sorry for the confusion. Please read and comment, the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Two new Posts released , please read and comment