Ethics and Trickle-Down Economics: A Case Study of Kansas

supply-side economics

By: Daniel Moritz-Rabson

On June 16, 2015, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed two bills, enacting significant increases in the sales and cigarette taxes in an attempt to cover the $400 million budget deficit for the fiscal year July 1, 2015. In a state experiencing budget shortfalls and financial issues because of tax cuts advocated by Governor Brownback and the Republican State Legislature, the decision to increase taxes represents an unusual about face from lawmakers occurring because of Kansas’ dire economic situation.

After taking office in 2011, Governor Brownback started implementing


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Community Banking: The Case of The Bank of Prairie Village


By: Nathaniel Crosser


People are disillusioned with and distrust bankers. Yet in many areas “banking” is not a dirty word and bankers are respected members of their communities, much like town doctors or lawyers. Such bankers operate community banks, entities unlike their bulge bracket megabank brethren we read about in the news. It is important to understand the differences between community banks and banking conglomerates such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Case Study: The Bank of Prairie Village (BPV)

Prairie Village, Kansas is


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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. Click HERE to see the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics and IntegTree LLC have a collaborative affiliation. The two organizations plan to create online training programs in financial ethics and compliance management. The Programs will help financial institutions improve conformity with the law while also fostering ethical awareness.

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