Finance, Geography, & Sustainability Speaker Series: It Takes a Village to Maintain a General Financial System

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00

What are the motivations and actions (or inaction) of individuals in the financial system, governments, central banks, academia and the media that collectively contribute to the persistence of a dangerous and distorted financial system and inadequate, poorly designed regulations? Reassurances that regulators are doing their best to protect the public are false. The underlying problem is a powerful mix of distorted incentives, ignorance, confusion, and lack of accountability. Willful blindnessseems seems to play a role in flawed claims by the system???s enablers that obscure reality and muddle the policy debate.

Location: 9-255


Janelle Knox-Hayes

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