Common Weal Policy Podcast #04 – Financial Regulations


Episode 4 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell talk about Financial Regulations and why independence offers the change for Scotland to create something new and better – an economy that works for all of us – and why we shouldn’t chain ourselves to the UK and limit our own independence by shadowing and copying UK financial regulations.

They also discuss the weakness of the UK’s financial regulations and why they were unable to prevent the worst excesses of the financial sector and why Scotland should look beyond casino finance as a means of creating a sustainable economy.

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The policy papers and news articles discussed this week include:

Scotland’s Fiscal Future –

Banking for the Common Good –

Two CommonSpace articles on Financial Regulations and the Growth Commission

A Mission-Oriented Framework for the Scottish National Investment Bank –

INEOS threatens to close UK plant unless it can dodge EU pollution rules –

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