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Financial regulations have proliferated since the Global Financial Crisis. Some, having lost their faith in self-regulation, welcome the new rules. Others, clinging to the belief that a free market ensures financial actors will self-regulate, deplore the promulgation of clumsy and poorly designed regulations. Both sides are right. Regulations are necessary in an ethically unconstrained world but they are sometimes badly thought out, arise too hastily, and have negative unintended consequences. Less regulation is of course more desirable. Yet, for self-regulation to function properly, individual actors must possess a sense of values


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Abenomics: A Utilitarian Analysis

By: Richard HudsonAbe

Since the 2012 Japanese elections, Shinzo Abe, the new Prime Minister, has been pursuing a radical new economic policy approach. Prime Minister Abe promised three “arrows” of reform; fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and structural reforms. These three arrows of reform have been collectively termed “Abenomics.” These economic policies have attracted considerable attention internationally, as they mark a significant departure from the economic policies of the Japanese Government which have guided the country since the Japanese banking crisis of the late 1980’s and early 90’s. While the financial and economic


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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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