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    April 21, 2014:


    The Savings and Loan Crisis Demonstrates the Importance of Glass-Steagall
    Bill Black: When remembering recently passed away Charles Keating,a key architect of the S&L Crisis, we are reminded of the importance of the Glass- Steagall Act of 1933

      April 21, 14

    The European Central Bank's War on Wages is Pushing Europe's Economy to the Brink
    Bill Black: The media has failed to report on the causes and possible solutions for Europe's deflating economy

      April 5, 14

    Charles Keating, the Financier Behind the Savings and Loan Scandal, Dies at 90
    Bill Black: While Wall Street executives responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis were never indicted, Charles Keating was criminally prosecuted for the 1980s Savings and Loan scandal

      April 8, 14

    How the Ecuadorian Economy Grew in a Global Recession
    Economist Bill Black discusses how the investment in education, healthcare, and infrastructure fueled Ecuador's economic "miracle"

      March 31, 14

    Swiss Bank That Facilitated U.S. Tax Evasion Continues To Avoid Prosecution
    Bill Black: Although Credit Suisse helped ultra-wealthy Americans evade taxes, the bank will face no prosecution due to Swiss bank secrecy laws and a heedless U.S. Justice department

      February 27, 2014

    Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities
    Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it's leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

      February 19, 14

    European Officials Pushing Austerity in Spain to Boost Corporate Profits By Repressing Unions and Wages
    Bill Black: International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank are pushing countries to accept a pro-corporate agenda that entails pushing down workers' wage across Europe

      February 5, 2014

    Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession
    Bill Black: A rise in inflation in emerging markets like Argentina is causing a state of panic over the future health of the global economy

      January 28, 2014

    NC Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations
    Bill Black: NC drops progressive tax code by instituting a flat tax and eliminating earned income tax credit

      January 16, 14

    JP Morgan Will Not Be Criminally Prosecuted for Its Role in Madoff's Ponzi Scheme
    JP Morgan served as the principal bank for Bernie Madoff, causing losses of $20 billion, yet they will pay only $2.6 billion in settlement charges

      January 8, 14

    Bill Black: Volcker Rule Approved But "Not Enforceable"
    Former financial regulator Bill Black says 863-page Volcker rule will allow banks to continue their risky financial derivative bets by claiming speculation is mere hedging.

      December 13, 13

    Documents in JPMorgan settlement reveal how every large bank in U.S. has committed mortgage fraud
    Bill Black: Justice Dept.'s failure to understand pervasive schemes of fraud in financial industry obstructs meaningful prosecution of banks

      November 29, 13

    First Wall Street Criminal Confession in a Generation...Still No One in Jail
    Bill Black: SAC Capital Advisors pleads guilty to insider trading, but owner Steven Cohen has yet to face criminal prosecution.

      November 5, 13

    House Passes Deregulation Bill Written by Citigroup
    Bill Black: Both parties support Wall Street's effort to deregulate derivatives

      November 1, 13

    Justice Department Misrepresents JP Morgan Settlement
    The DOJ gives up the ability to prosecute JP Morgan

      October 23, 13

    Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?
    Bill Black: Yellin's confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

      October 13, 13

    Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes
    The CFTC is shutdown in the middle of implementing Dodd Frank financial regulations.

      October 12, 13

    Government Close Down - Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?
    Bill Black: Likely outcome is no change to Obamacare but more cuts to social safety net

      October 7, 13

    Wall Street's Latest Scheme Will Cost You More at the Gas Pump
    The EPA allows banks to speculate on ethanol credits which drives up prices 20-fold

      September 24, 13

    Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger
    In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.

      September 15, 13

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