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New Democrats Seek to Block Rise of Progressives to DNC Leadership
Economist Bill Black explains why Democrats run the risk of alienating progressives - their most reliable voting base - if Tom Perez becomes the next DNC chair

  February 24, 2017

Steve Mnuchin, Who Played Key Role in Foreclosure Crisis, Confirmed As Treasury Secretary
Former financial regulator Bill Black says that a Mnuchin-owned bank made hundreds of billions of dollars of fraudulent mortgage loans that caused a financial catastrophe

  February 14, 2017

Republicans Plan to "De-Supervise" the Consumer Financial Protection Board
Overwhelming the CFPB with lawsuits and cost-benefit analyses will undermine its capacity to enforce regulation, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  February 2, 2017

Private Sector Will Make a Killing Off of Infrastructure Bank
Democrats and Republicans appear willing to offer public-private partnerships and tax credits to the benefit of Wall Street, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  February 2, 2017

Trump Set to Rollback Financial Regulation Passed After the 2008 Crisis
The Democrats have refused to challenge Clinton and Bush-era deregulation and explain the causes of the financial crisis to the public, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  February 1, 2017

Executive Order on Pipelines Will Benefit Billionaire Trump Donor
Harold Hamm is the CEO of a major fracking company that would see its product flow through the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  January 27, 2017

How the Small Business Administration Will Be Used to Destroy Regulations
Former financial regulator Bill Black says Linda McMahon's career involved exploiting workers as independent contractors and sabotaging small businesses

  January 26, 2017

Wilbur Ross's Economic Expertise: Exploiting Tax Law
White collar criminologist Bill Black says Donald Trump is the only president in modern times who has not disclosed, nor will end, his massive conflicts of interest before taking office

  January 18, 2017

IMF Board Response to Lagarde Conviction Reaffirms Institutional Indifference to Corruption
Former financial regulator Bill Black says the case reveals how power and money protect the elite

  December 21, 2016

Deutsche Bank is Too Big to Fail, Too Big For Big Fines?
The German bank that was at the center of the LIBOR scandal is likely to face upwards of $5 billion in a settlement with the Justice Department, says economist Bill Black

  October 2, 2016

How Wells Fargo Keeps Scamming Its Customers & Employees
CEO John Stumpf faces grilling from Congress on why his bank keeps breaking the law, but if no one goes to jail, nothing changes, says economist Bill Black

  September 30, 2016

SEC Accusations Against US Billionaire Highlights Centrality of Insider Trading to Hedge Fund Profits
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the case of Leon Cooperman, who once accused Obama of unfair treatment of the rich

  September 22, 2016

Does a Golden Parachute Await Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf?
Former financial regulator Bill Black explains why criminal prosecutions of executives time after time are not happening

  September 21, 2016

Media Grossly Downplaying the Depths of the Wells Fargo Scandal
Former financial regulator Bill Black says media coverage has falsely portrayed Wells Fargo's image as untarnished by previous financial fraud

  September 16, 2016

How Stock Buybacks Harm the Economy
Former financial regulator Bill Black explains how perverse executive compensation is leading to declines in productivity and prolonging post-recession unemployment

  August 21, 2016

Thomas Friedman's Advice to Clinton: Shift Right
Former financial regulator Bill Black describes some of Hillary Clinton's statements on economic policy as 'incredible nonsense'

  August 11, 2016

Is the IMF's Neoliberal Base Unraveling?
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of the criminal charges faced by IMF head Christine Lagarde and its economists preaching stimulus over austerity

  August 7, 2016

United States of Amnesia and the Economics of the RNC
Former financial regulator Bill Black responds to House Speaker Paul Ryan's speech, and says the RNC chairperson has created a false image about the reality of unemployment, interest rates, and inflation under the Obama presidency

  July 22, 2016

Decades of Money Laundering by HSBC Ignored by Holder at DOJ
Bill Black says the Republicans could embarrass Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Loretta Lynch by demanding further investigation into the failure to prosecute HSBC for its world-historical money laundering operation

  July 17, 2016

White-Collar Crime Kills and Maims More Than the Crimes of the Poor
Former financial regulator Bill Black says fraud and corruption result in significantly more death and violence, and aren't even counted in traditional stats by conventional criminologists

  July 10, 2016

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