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    The Financialization of Life (3/5)
    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy

      October 24, 14

    The Financialization of Life (1/5)
    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy

      October 24, 14

    The Financialization of Life (2/5)
    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy

      October 24, 14

    Why Are Stock Markets So Volatile?
    A serious depression is pending as a result of austerity, says Professor Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, and Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents

      October 17, 14

    Top 400 US Billionaires' Wealth Equals Brazil's GDP
    Rob Johnson comments on the Forbes report that the top 400 billionaires own $2.29 trillion of wealth, up $270 billion over last year

      October 8, 14

    The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery - for the Top 10%
    Economist Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains why monetary policy that is directed at finance and not job creation has this effect

      October 5, 14

    After Eric Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions
    Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder's legacy on "too big to fail" is "too big to jail"

      October 3, 14

    The Federal Reserve Makes "Effort" to Rein in Big Banks
    Prof. Gerald Epstein is skeptical about new Fed rules and the appointment of Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer to head the Financial Stability Committee

      October 3, 14

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters

      October 3, 14

    Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency
    Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones

      October 3, 14

    NY Bank's Alleged Redlining Has Roots in Government Practice
    Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a new lawsuit against Evans Bancorp that alleges the bank would not give loans to black neighborhoods

      October 3, 14

    Sacramento Residents Found Not Guilty of Mortgage Fraud
    TRNN regular contributor Bill Black discusses his role in a major legal victory in which lenders were found to have ignored gaping holes and blatant lies in loan applications

      October 3, 14

    Fed Chair Signals Possible Policy Shift on Unemployment
    PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed chair Janet Yellen's recent comments on bringing unemployment down could be positive but Fed policy still remains toothless in helping out working Americans

      October 3, 14

    Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair's Grim Economic Forecast
    PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages

      October 3, 14

    Capitalism Will Hit the Wall Again, Hard - Heiner Flassbeck on RAI (5/5)
    Mr. Flassbeck says people must get politically engaged and find an alternative or we will face dictatorship because today's capitalism is out of answers

      August 3, 2014

    Racing to a Dead End - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
    Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says current economic policy is heading back to the 1930s, a race to the bottom, they have no solution at all, we will end up again in trade wars or other wars

      July 29, 2014

    IRS Failing to Regulate Dark-Money Political Spending
    Prof. Tom Ferguson discusses why IRS fails to investigate political spending by groups such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS

      October 3, 14

    Reaganism and Thatcherism were Intellectually Dishonest - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
    Mr. Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, discusses growing up in a US dominated Germany and his opposition to the birth of neoliberal economics

      July 25, 2014

    Developing Countries' Commitment to Multilateralism in WTO a Stumbling Block for Lead Firms? - Faizel Ismail (3/3)
    An eminent trade negotiator says developed and developing countries need to move away from the global value chains approach to trade to a more sustainable, very different view of production and job creation

      October 3, 14

    The Politics of Going Green
    PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin and Prof. Chris Williams discuss the feasibility of shifting to a green economy

      October 3, 14

    Obamacare Subsides on the Line
    CEPR's Dean Baker and Media Matters' Jeremy Holden discuss two federal courts decisions which could disqualify lower and middle income earners for subsidies and the forces working to dismantle Obamacare

      July 25, 2014

    What Is Shaping Global Production and US & EU Trade Policy? - Faizel Ismail (2/3)
    An eminent trade negotiator explains the raison d'etre of the global value chain approach to trade and its rise to prominence in the WTO

      October 3, 14

    What is the Doha Round and How Many Livelihoods Hang in the Balance? - Faizel Ismail (1/3)
    An eminent trade negotiator explains the global value chain approach to trade and gives a first hand account of negotiating the WTO Doha Development Agenda

      October 3, 14

    Dodd-Frank Still Not Fully Implemented Four Years Later
    Gerald Epstein says that a fully-implemented Dodd-Frank Act does not require a breaking up of the big banks, which is needed to prevent another financial crisis

      October 3, 14

    BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice
    Patrick Bond: All the governments behind the New Development Bank practice intense neoliberalism

      October 3, 14

    Uber: Cheap Ride Alternative or Death Knell for Cabbies?
    Longtime taxi driver advocate Nathan Price argues that because Uber is not subject to the same regulations and taxes, its lower prices are destroying the livelihoods of taxi drivers

      July 29, 2014

    Who Is the Unsung Hero of the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement?
    Bill Black says that a just settlement would include criminal prosecution of senior Citigroup officials who led the fraud and covered it up

      July 15, 2014

    Imagining Economic Policy Focused on Women
    Robert Johnson says that policy focused on addressing inequality and the well-being of women would provide direct benefits to the economy

      October 3, 14

    BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time
    Bill Black: Federal regulators remain the leading opponents of vigorous prosecutions

      October 3, 14

    Why Did Economy Shrink So Dramatically During the First Quarter of 2014?
    Robert Pollin: Five years after the Great Recession, austerity as the dominant policy agenda is keeping the recovery weak

      October 3, 14

    Ugly Money Politics - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)
    Mr. Johnson says politicians dependent on campaign contributions from the wealthy are allowing finance to bankrupt Detroit and cities across the country

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Power of Finance Over Argentina
    Bill Black reports on the significance of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases involving Argentinian debt obligations to international creditors

      October 3, 14

    Has Capitalism Lost the Ability to Reform Itself? - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)
    Capitalism is not rebalancing; the yearnings and desires of large portions of society are not being responded to

      October 3, 14

    A Civilized Critic of Savage Behavior - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (6/8)
    Mr. Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which transfer risk onto the back of the public

      October 3, 14

    Why the Worst Get on Top in Economics
    Bill Black: History has proved Nobel prize winning economist Friedrich von Hayek, the patron saint of plutocrats and libertarians, profoundly wrong

      October 3, 14

    Heads, Finance Wins, Tails, Society Loses - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)
    Mr. Johnson says TARP was an abomination; finance controls government and uses it to cover its losses

      October 3, 14

    How We Broke the Bank of England - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)
    Mr. Johnson says, "I used to tell my dad, if I'm fortunate enough to see St. Peter and get through the gate, I'm not going to get in because I helped knock off the British pound"

      October 3, 14

    Finance Is Building the Architecture of Their Own Rules - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/8)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnson says the scale of the political investment of finance - six, seven hundred million dollars - is overwhelming. With the political power of finance, do we still have a democracy?

      October 3, 14

    Reaganomics Was Crazy - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/8)
    Mr. Johnson says the idea that you were going to cut taxes massively and this was going to lead to a growth in revenue and close the deficit was silly

      October 3, 14

    D-Day Set the Stage for the Rebirth and Reorganization of Global Capitalism
    Leo Panitch: Planning for the assimilation of postwar Europe into US-managed capitalism began in the late 1930s

      October 3, 14

    Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession? - TRNN Webathon Panel
    Economists Dean Baker from CEPR and Robert Pollin from PERI say that the U.S. economy remains weak 5 years after the recession despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions

      October 3, 14

    Confronting Financialization on Steroids - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)
    Mr. Lapavitsas says we must deeply reverse financialization and take on private ownership of banking and other critical sectors

      October 3, 14

    40% of Profits Buys A Lot of Politicians - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (6/8)
    Mr. Lapavitsas says that during the financial crisis the power of the state was mobilized to save finance

      October 3, 14

    Is Financialization Necessary for a Modern Economy? - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says modern capitalism requires financialization, but productive growth in the interests of the majority of people does not

      October 3, 14

    The Financialization of Big Business - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)
    Mr. Lapavitsas says that capitalists have learned how to make huge profits without producing anything useful

      May 25, 2014

    Saving American Cities
    Robert Pollin: If the Fed was serious about strengthening the basic economy, it would bail out American cities

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
    Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing

      October 3, 14

    5 Things You Need to Know about Credit Suisse's Criminal Charge
    Tax expert James Henry says the Credit Suisse settlement is not a real victory for citizens looking to hold bankers accountable

      October 3, 14

    Fed Pulls Back Quantitative Easing
    Michael Hudson: The Fed's practice of buying mortgage and government bonds has helped big banks profit while leaving homeowners holding more debt

      October 3, 14

    Pfizer Offers To Buy Foreign Corporation In Order To Avoid Paying More Taxes
    Steve Wamhoff of Citizens for Tax Justice discusses how Pfizer avoids paying taxes and what can be done to reform corporate tax laws

      October 3, 14

    Piketty: The Market and Private Property Should Be The Slaves of Democracy
    TRNN Producer Lynn Fries hosts an extended interview with Thomas Piketty about his widely acclaimed Capital in the 21st Century

      October 3, 14

    Why Democrats Are Paying Attention to Piketty's Book on Inequality
    Thomas Ferguson: The increasing popularity of French economist Thomas Piketty's book points to how Democrats hope to make inequality a political issue in November elections

      October 3, 14

    Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
    Bob Pollin and Anthony Davies debate whether a higher minimum wage means less jobs for young people entering the employment market

      October 3, 14

    No Evidence Justice Dept. Will Prosecute U.S. Banks Responsible for Financial Crisis
    Bill Black: Although Attorney General Holder says no bank is too big to prosecute, the Justice Department will be going after foreign banks instead of making an example of the leadership behind the financial crash

      October 3, 14

    Big Banks Caught Red Handed but Continue to Avoid Prosecution
    Bill Black: Despite a government accountability office investigation uncovering new evidence of illegal robo-signing, authorities still striking deals instead of locking up wrongdoers

      October 3, 14

    Is Thomas Piketty Right About the Causes of Inequality?
    Economist Michael Hudson discusses the popularity of French economist Thomas Piketty's recent book and says his work fails to link the financialization of the economy to the ascent of the 1%

      October 3, 14

    New Law Requires Swiss Banks to Report Customers Evading Tax
    Bill Black: Swiss banks have notoriously kept customers' finances secret but European Union law will challenge that structure

      October 3, 14

    CBO Report Confirms U.S. Deficit Back to Normal Level
    Robert Pollin: Deficit hawks were wrong about America's normal level, Congress should pass a financial transaction tax and not more cuts to social spending

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    Raising Big Banks' Leverage Ratio Good, But Not Nearly Enough
    Forcing big banks to increase capital on hand will make another taxpayer bailout less likely, but it's still business as usual for Wall Street

      October 3, 14

    IMF Will Address Global Inequality, Says Managing Director Christine Lagarde
    Deborah James: Inequality is unlikely to be addressed or achieved through existing IMF policies

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 14

    Yellen Talks the Talk But Will She Walk the Walk?
    Robert Pollin: Janet Yellen distinguished herself in her first speech but it remains to be seen if she will change the policies of the Federal Reserve

      October 3, 14

    The Iraq War's Real Legacy
    Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq's invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still being felt today

      October 3, 14

    Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks
    PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks won't be able to endure another shock to the global economy, and expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits

      October 3, 14

    Has Anglo-American Capitalism Run Out of Steam?
    On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners' strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

      October 3, 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"

      October 3, 14

    Breaking: Fast Food Workers Stage Nationwide Protest Against Wage Theft
    A photo slider courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and MassUniting

      October 3, 14

    Protesters Hit the Streets of Brooklyn to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
    Report on living wage activism, produced by Jenna Pope.

      March 17, 2014

    Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?
    Federal tipped workers' $2.13 hour wage hasn't been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?

      March 14, 2014

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Strikes Back Against Austerity
    Robert Pollin: The Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget would increase spending on education, healthcare and the green economy while rolling back cuts against social services

      March 19, 2014

    Obama's Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency
    Jerry Epstein: President Obama's budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

      March 7, 2014

    US Postal Service Inspector General Proposes Launching Low-Fee Public Bank
    Mike Konczal: A public option for banks will dramatically improve and help regulate the financial services industry.

      October 3, 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

    Incremental Raises to Minimum Wage Will Not Increase Unemployment
    Robert Pollin: A Recent Congressional Budget Office report claims that up to half a million jobs could be lost due to a minimum wage increase, but its claims are based on weak analysis and ignores the potential gains for workers' standard of living

      February 26, 2014

    Wage Shares Fall in the US, Germany and Many Other Countries While Financial Shocks Hit Emerging Economies - Yilmaz Akyuz (2/2)
    Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz on US & European crisis mismanagement and global imbalances.

      October 3, 14

    Will $10 Minimum Wage Get All Working Americans Out of Poverty?
    The Real News does the math with a single mother, who works for McDonalds, to find out if a potential wage increase will keep up with her cost of living

      October 3, 14

    Why Is The 2008 Crisis Taking So Long To Resolve? - Yilmaz Akyuz (1/2)
    Economist Yilmaz Akyuz on how excessive reliance on the US Federal Reserve created more problems than it has solved

      October 3, 14

    Deficit Is Falling Because Of Government Austerity, Not Economic Recovery
    Economist Stephanie Kelton says there is no long-term debt or deficit problem in the United States

      March 2, 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

      October 3, 14

    Economics of the 1%: Devastating Democracy for the 99% - John Weeks (3/3)
    John Weeks: Neo-liberal economics has concentrated tremendous political power in the hands of corporations and the elite and has had serious ramifications for democracy

      October 3, 14

    The Economics of the 1%: Deficit Disorders and Debt Delirium (2/3)
    John Weeks: A fundamental misconception of neoliberal economics is that governments need to balance their budgets like a household

      October 3, 14

    Yellen's Tapering of Quantitative Easing Disruptive at Home and Abroad
    Janet Yellen's first congressional testimony affirms that the Fed will continue to implement policies harmful to emerging markets, and will not address structural causes of inequality in the US

      February 14, 2014

    Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis
    James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed's tapering of quantitative easing and China's slowed purchasing of imports

      February 28, 2014

    Inequality is Declining in Latin American and Sub-Saharan Countries
    Policy measures and increased Chinese demand for minerals have respectively led to a narrowing of inequality in Latin America and sub- Saharan Africa, while inequality has risen in the former Soviet countries and Asia

      February 17, 2014

    The Economics of the 1%: Neoliberal Lies About Government (1/3)
    John Weeks deconstructs a central tenet of neoliberal ideology: vilification of the government's role in the economy

      October 3, 14

    Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos - And Big Banks Are Getting Richer
    Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries' economies into chaos

      October 3, 14

    Danger of Global Recession After 30 Years of Neoliberal Counterrevolution - Flassbeck (3/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the pressure for even lower wages, the crisis in emerging markets and deflation in Europe means a slide into global recession is possible

      October 3, 14

    Finance is Super Rational about Profits, Irrational about Global Economy - Flassbeck (2/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the "market" is good for making high profits from international exchange rates; the only rational solution for a healthy economy is take exchange rates away from the market

      October 3, 14

    North American Day of Action Against The TPP
    Maryland Joins Continent-Wide Protests Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Unjust Trade: Journalist and activist Cassidy Regan

      October 3, 14

    Krugman is Wrong About the Market and Hot Money - Flassbeck (1/3)
    As "hot money" wreaks havoc around the globe, Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says economist Paul Krugman continues to have faith in the market to establish exchange rates

      October 3, 14

    Why is the Fed Pushing Interest Rates Higher?
    Gerald Epstein: The big banks will benefit from higher interest rates in emerging markets but this does not benefit the US economy.

      October 3, 14

    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

    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

    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

      October 3, 14

    75 Economists Including 7 Nobel Laureates Endorse Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    $10.10 an hour minimum wage increase shows an improvement but is still not a living wage, which would be twice the poverty rate at $12 an hour

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 14

    Bacon: NAFTA Hurt Workers on Both Sides of the Border
    On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers' wages flat, destroyed US jobs - and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

      October 3, 14

    A Look at Who's Poised to Become No.2 at the Fed
    Gerald Epstein: Former Bank of Israel Chief Stanley Fischer will likely become the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but his record shows consistent catering to Wall Street rather than bringing the country to full employment

      December 23, 2013

    Federal Judge Hammers Justice Department for Not Prosecuting Wall Street Executives
    Bill Black: Federal judge Jed Rakoff criticized the Justice Department's failure to prosecute Wall Street executives for the financial crash, saying high-level government officials fear that they too may be revealed as bearing some responsibility

      December 23, 2013

    Bipartisan Budget Deal Secures Austerity Policies, Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits
    Ryan-Murray bipartisan budget deal would not extend unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans, while maintaining $100 billion a year sequestration cuts after 2015

      October 3, 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.

      October 3, 14

    Pope Francis Labels Capitalism "New Tyranny", But Is It More Than Rhetoric?
    Matthew Fox and Luke Hansen discuss Pope Francis' recent anti-capitalist rhetoric and whether there will be any changes to the church's economic practices

      October 3, 14

    Barbados Faces Debt Crisis as an Offshore Tax Haven
    James Henry: Canadian companies use Barbados as a tax haven to reduce their taxes from 24 percent to 2.5 percent, leaving Barbados with revenue shortage

      October 3, 14

    How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants pt2
    Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

      October 3, 14

    How the Defeat of Trade Unionism Gave Rise to Low-Wage Jobs
    Leo Panitch: Giant corporations like Wal-Mart actively suppress unionization among workers

      October 3, 14

    Pope Denounces 'A New Tyranny' of Markets, But Will Trade Ministers at Bali?
    C. Raghavan on why 99% of people in both developing & advanced economies including the US & EU, need trade ministers of developing countries to rebut the US-EU led agenda at the 9th WTO Ministerial

      October 3, 14

    Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers' Wages
    Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

      October 3, 14

    Hot Money & Cross Border Finance: The Example of Iceland, Part 2. Post Crash to Present Dilemma
    Treacherous future still ahead? A look into why the Icelandic government imposed controls over movement of international funds across its borders & its current negotiations to lift those capital controls

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    How Can Fed Policy Help Main Street?
    Bob Pollin: Expected new Fed chair Janet Yellen will continue Bernanke's policies of shoring up Wall Street banks with trillions, but the Fed could help Main Street with different policies.

      October 3, 14

    Wikileaks Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests
    Kevin Zeese: Obama administration's Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.

      October 3, 14

    Three Million More in Poverty than Previously Estimated
    Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.

      October 3, 14

    Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $500 Billion in Subsidies by Governments Worldwide
    Taxpayers in richest countries pay $112 to subsidize oil, gas, and coal companies.

      October 3, 14

    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.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Support for Robin Hood Tax Growing, but Majority of Democrats Not On Board
    Robin Hood tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support "no brainer" tax on Wall Street

      October 3, 14

    Fmr. Goldman Sachs Trader Supports Robin Hood Tax As A Way to Move Away from Financialized Economy
    Wally Turbeville: Robin Hood tax will mitigate problems of Wall Street's trading behavior and move us towards creating jobs through manufacturing, innovation, and infrastructure

      October 3, 14

    Adjunct Professors Join National Fight for Better Pay and Benefits
    Adjunct professors represent 75% of college instructors. This week, they are organizing events in 25 states.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    German Exporters Benefit from European Austerity
    Austerity reduces the value of the Euro which helps German exporters

      October 3, 14

    NY Federal Reserve Examiner Fired After Submitting Critical Report of Goldman Sachs - Extended
    Superiors told Carmen Segarra to change her report. When she refused, they fired her.

      October 3, 14

    Federal Reserve in Uncharted Territory
    Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

      October 3, 14

    NY Federal Reserve Examiner Fired After Submitting Critical Report of Goldman Sachs
    Superiors told Carmen Segarra to change her report. When she refused, they fired her.

      October 3, 14

    Economist: There is no debt crisis
    The debt crisis is contrived.

      October 3, 14

    Who is Behind TISA? Pt. 2
    Deborah James: Transnational financial services interests are lobbying hard for the passage of this agreement and ways to push back on government regulation domestically

      October 3, 14

    Economist: "There's Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US"
    Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

      October 3, 14

    Trade in Services Agreement Moves Forward, But How Will It Affect Consumers? Pt.1
    Deborah James: The proposed trade agreement TISA would prohibit governments from being able to regulate the service industry

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    Pt. 2 What Needs To Be Done To Fix The Global Economy
    Patrick Bond: For a recovery to occur, national governments must assert economy sovereignty

      October 3, 14

    Pt. 1 BRICS Countries Beset By Economic Problems
    Patrick Bond: Slow growth and inflation are taking a toll in developing countries

      October 3, 14

    Why didn't OWS transform into a political movement?
    Two years later, author & journalist Nathan Schneider takes a look at concrete victories and missteps of the Occupy movement

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Banks Obtain Market Data Ten Minutes Before Everyone Else
    A news scandal shows the markets are rigged

      October 3, 14

    Five Years After Lehman Brothers Fall, Big Banks Even Larger Pt. 2
    In contrast to workers and homeowners, banks fully recover from the financial crisis.

      October 3, 14

    Unprecedented Inequality: The Top 1 Percent Captured 95% of the Income Gains Since 2009
    Salvatore Babones: The economy is growing, but most workers are left behind

      October 3, 14

    The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank
    Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

      October 3, 14

    Why Larry Summers Track Record of Failure Actually Helps His Fed Nomination
    Bill Black: Larry Summers theory of finance: banks are too brilliant to fail and regulators are idiots.

      October 3, 14

    G-20 Offers Weak Proposals To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging
    James Henry: More action needed to stop corporations from skirting $200-300 billion per year in taxes.

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Journal Considers Zero Prosecutions of Banks Excessive
    The department of Justice claims they are cracking down on bank fraud but they are mostly imposing fines and targeting small fish

      October 3, 14

    Trade & Investment Rules Facilitating What, for Whom?
    Vijay Prashad: People who own things have disproportionate economic power in society. We've made it impossible to create economic power for workers.

      October 3, 14

    Trade & Investment Rules Facilitating What, For Whom?
    Vijay Prashad: Allowing big firms to enter your country to modernize agriculture is very dangerous because essentially you are losing sovereignty over your food. Part 3 of 4

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Eager to See Larry Summers Nominated Fed Chair
    Summers likely to be next Fed chair not despite failures but because of them

      October 3, 14

    Revealed: Potential Fed Chair Summers At Heart of Global Economic Crisis
    Greg Palast: Secret memo reveals Larry Summers involved in deal that helped setup the global economic crisis

      October 3, 14

    North South Trade Negotiations: The relationship between trade rules and the operations of multinational corporations
    Vijay Prashad: Trade rules should be about closing the gap between current wants and the ability of the planet to sustain or fulfill those wants not about increasing volumes of new wants. This is an ecological nightmare. Part 2 of 4

      October 3, 14

    How is Privatization Failing America?
    Paul Bucheitt: From healthcare to education, research shows an increase in privatization leaves the public with the losses and corporations with the gains

      October 3, 14

    FBI Partners with Banks and Blames Mortgage Fraud on Poor Borrowers
    Instead of prosecuting banks for mortgage fraud, the Department of Justice is working with them.

      October 3, 14

    The Government is Finally Arresting Wall Street Bankers...For Losing Wall Street's Money
    The Dept. of Justice will let JP Morgan's London Whale off the hook while prosecuting low-level traders.

      October 3, 14

    The US Has Lowest Minimum Wage and Most Young People Without Jobs Among Wealthiest Countries
    Over 100 economists sign petition to raise the minimum wage

      October 3, 14

    Instead of Recovery British Economy Shows Signs of Stagnation
    John Weeks: "British Press tries to vindicate austerity and budget cuts as "signs of economic recovery."

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession
    Australia has twice the minimum wage as the US and Big Macs cost roughly the same

      August 9, 2013

    Bank of America Escapes Criminal Charges for Securities Fraud
    Bill Black: Bank of America facing civil charges but BOA and other major financial fraudsters off the hook from criminal charges

      October 3, 14

    Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won't Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal
    Yves Engler: Tragedy in Canadian town turns into an opportunity for some to argue that pipeline transport is safer, when the real argument should be against an oil-driven economy

      October 3, 14

    Michigan Leads Nation in Massive Corporate Tax Breaks (The Untold Story of Detroit's Decline)
    A new study of state subsidies for corporations over a 30-year period reveals cost of $456,000 per job

      October 3, 14

    Why the Right Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall
    Bill Black: Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that any side of the aisle can blatantly see

      October 3, 14

    Revealed: Banks Rewarded and Blacklisted Appraisers to Artificially Inflate Real Estate Prices
    Thousands of appraisers warned Washington regulators of fraud during the seven years leading up to the housing crash

      October 3, 14

    Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent - Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos
    Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC

      October 3, 14

    Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful
    The GDP is the most commonly cited economic metric but it doesn't tell us what we need to know

      October 3, 14

    Caught On Tape: Irish Bankers Laugh About Never Repaying Bailout
    Bill Black: Tapes reveal Anglo Irish Bank executives laughed as they manipulated Irish Government into 16 billion dollar bailout the knew they would never repay

      October 3, 14

    GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate
    CEOs claim the US has the world's highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers

      October 3, 14

    Former Top Regulators Tell Congress to Rein in Big Banks
    Three former financial regulators testify to the House Financial Services Committee in support of reinstating Glass-Steagall legislation and addressing Too Big to Fail Banks.

      October 3, 14

    The Paradox of the Creditor Debtor Relationship - Germany the Debtor Nation
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The debtor has to come back to a situation where they are able to earn money

      October 3, 14

    The Paradox of the Creditor Debtor Relationship - Germany the Creditor Nation
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Germany is asking debtor countries to repay their debts but at the same time preventing them from doing it

      June 30, 2013

    Fewer Adults Are Working Than Anytime Since 2001
    Unemployment is falling, but the fastest growing job markets offer low pay

      October 3, 14

    Ex-Employees Say Bank of America Rewarded Fraudulent Foreclosures
    Bill Black: Bank of America and other financial giants undeterred by Obama Admins weak oversight and enforcement of industry

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Getting Rich At Expense of Farmers and the Poor
    More protections needed to safeguard the health of the global food and farming system

      October 3, 14

    Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC
    Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.

      October 3, 14

    Bank Profits Soar, Wages Suffer Sharpest Decline in 60 Years
    Bill Black: The economy is recovering - unless you work for a paycheck.

      October 3, 14

    Investing in Schools Creates More Than Twice as Many Jobs as Military Spending
    Bob Pollin: Education spending is the best job creator - so why are local and state governments firing teachers and closing schools?

      October 3, 14

    Why Aren't the 50% Living in Poverty Protesting in the Streets?
    Paul Buchheit PT2: Poor Americans are angry but so far don't think there is much they can do about their situation except find some individual solution

      October 3, 14

    50% of Americans Live in Poverty
    Paul Buchheit: Based on assets and income, number of people in poverty closer to 50% rather than official stat of 15%

      October 3, 14

    $6 Billion Money Laundering On-line Business Operated with Impunity
    Bill Black: Operation involving drug money carried on for almost a decade before being charged; much bigger crimes on Wall St. go unpunished

      October 3, 14

    Actual US Poverty Twice Official Figure
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: According to official figures 15 percent of Americans live in poverty, real numbers are over 33 percent of Americans cannot meet basic needs

      October 3, 14

    Deficit is Dropping but is there a Real Recovery?
    Bill Black: With surge in stock market, the wealthier are paying more taxes but working class wages are not rising and unemployment remains high, so this does not mean a sustained recovery of the real economy is underway

      October 3, 14

    Apple Achieves Holy Grail of Tax Avoidance
    Bill Black: Senate questions CEO Tim Cook how company earned $30 billion in 'international' profits while paying zero taxes

      October 3, 14

    Does Austerity Increase Inflation?
    Stephanie Seguino: By weakening the social safety net austerity policies actually increases the cost of production

      October 3, 14

    JP Morgan/Chase Shareholders Meeting to Vote on Demoting Chairman Jamie Dimon
    Jennifer Taub: Fight over resolution making CEO Dimon give up board chairman's job shows what an oxymoron "shareholder democracy" is; concentration of power is extreme in the worlds biggest bank

      October 3, 14

    Banks Win Big as Regulators Refuse to Rein in $700 Trillion Derivatives Market
    Bill Black: Weakness of financial regulators shows you can not "tame the scorpion"

      October 3, 14

    Obama says Economy Poised for Progress - Is It?
    Bill Black: Pres. Obama cannot expect growth in the economy when he continues the policies of austerity

      October 3, 14

    Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment
    Heiner Flassbeck: Corporations are sitting on mountains of cash and are unwilling to invest in the real economy - only high taxes on profit will make them do so

      October 3, 14

    Systemic Malfunctioning of the Labor and Financial Markets
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Government has to step in and correct the imbalances of low wages and unregulated financial markets or a deeper recession and crisis is inevitable

      October 3, 14

    Apres Moi, Le Deluge - Make Money Now To Hell With Tomorrow
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: We're in worse shape now than in 2008 because at least then there was hope governments would face up to the situation

      October 3, 14

    Pollin Responds to Reinhart and Rogoff; Cuts Deepen and Stock Market Soars
    Bob Pollin: NYT Op-ed defending study repeats errors; theoretical basis for austerity has been exposed yet massive cuts in public spending continue

      October 3, 14

    Guantanamo Hunger Strike Forces Debate About Detention
    Michael Ratner: Just when it seemed the illegal detention of prisoners at Guantanamo was off the radar, hunger strikers took control of their own destiny

      October 3, 14

    The War on Wages and The Road to Bangladesh
    Bill Black: In the name of competitiveness, the criminal conditions that led to the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in Bangladesh, are being created around the world in a race to lower wages and working conditions

      October 3, 14

    US Lets Swiss Banks, Accused of Aiding Tax Fraud, Avoid Prosecution with Fines
    James Henry: Swiss banks are negotiating fines to avoid prosecution, while billions of dollars continue to be hidden away from taxes

      October 3, 14

    Recession and Austerity Good for the Rich
    James Henry: The top 7 percent of households, about 8 million people, have seen their net worth increase to a mean of about $3.2 million in the last three years

      October 3, 14

    Does Public Debt Restrict Growth?
    Joseph Minarik and Bob Pollin debate recent PERI report that debunked economic theory that supported austerity policies

      October 3, 14

    Study Debunking Austerity Research Sparks Wide Reaction
    Bob Pollin (Co-Author of Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff): Deficit Hawks still defend conclusions of a study that contained spreadsheet errors and weighted selected countries in an inappropriate way; led to incorrect theory about public debt and growth

      October 3, 14

    Senate Immigration Bill: More Militarization of the Border, No Real Path to Citizenship
    Isabel Garcia: New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain

      October 3, 14

    People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?
    Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity

      October 3, 14

    28-year old PhD student debunks the most influential austerity study
    New study refutes Reinhart and Rogoff analysis that underpins austerity policy around the world; shows no relation between debt and lack of growth

      October 3, 14

    Video Game and Tax Day Actions Target Corporate "Tax Evaders"
    Nicole Tichon and Gan Golan: By projecting a Tax Evader video game on the side of banks and big corporate buildings, actions aim to focus public attention on banks and big companies that pay low to no taxes

      October 3, 14

    Big Commodity Traders Pocketed $250 Billion Profit
    Gerald Epstein: New FT investigation says big commodity traders earned more profit than banks or auto

      October 3, 14

    Obama Social Security Reform Ignores Data on Actual Living Standards of Seniors
    Teressa Ghilarducci: The "chained" CPI ignores research that shows senior's costs are going up as they get older and women are most affected

      October 3, 14

    401(k) and the Financialization of Retirement
    Teresa Ghilarducci: The whole 401K structure has a fatal flaw and older workers are going into retirement with not enough money to maintain their living standards

      October 3, 14

    52% of Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana
    Neill Franklin: While 45 percent of Americans oppose legal marijuana, 70 percent think enforcing federal drug laws is a waste of money

      April 28, 2013

    Obama's "Cat Food" Social Security Reform
    Michael Hudson: Obama's "bargain" on social security reform will push more retirees into poverty in exchange for a minor increase in high end income tax - a class that receives most revenue from capital gains

      October 3, 14

    Obama Budget Plans on Replacing USDA Poultry Inspectors with Industry Self Regulation
    Tony Corbo: Plan will put our food supply at risk in a move that will increase profits of poultry producers and save only 90 million dollars over three years

      October 3, 14

    Obama Sends Lew to Europe Preaching Growth While Practicing Austerity at Home
    Bill Black: Treasury Secretary Lew tells Europe to ease up on austerity while Obama makes major cuts at home

      October 3, 14

    Under Thatcher, the Poor Became Poorer
    John Weeks: Thatcher and Reagan set out to crush the union movement and assert the power of capital

      October 3, 14

    The Grand Betrayal has Arrived
    Bill Black: President Obama's bargain with Republicans opens the door to Wall St.'s dream - the privatization of Social Security

      October 3, 14

    Thatcher Gave More Power to Finance
    Michael Hudson: Thatcher deregulated banking and made London the center of speculation and financialization

      October 3, 14

    Full Transparency Needed to Close Down Tax Havens and Massive Fraud
    James Henry: Global tax revenue lost to tax havens is between USD $190 billion and $255 billion per year, assuming a 3% capital gains rate and a 30% capital gains tax rate

      April 14, 2013

    Obama Fully Embraces Austerity with Cuts to Social Security and Medicare
    Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

      October 3, 14

    Investigation Reveals Trillions Hidden in Tax Havens
    Bill Black: An international collaboration of investigative journalists has released the names of wealthy individuals stashing as much as three times the American GDP in tax havens

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Investigation Reveals Trillions Hidden in Tax Havens
    Bill Black: An international collaboration of investigative journalists has released the names of wealthy individuals stashing as much as three times the American GDP in tax havens

      April 4, 2013

    High Unemployment Due to Lack of Demand, Not Lack of Skills or Education
    Jesse Rothstein: Low wages and lack of purchasing power the real structural problem, skills training and more education is not the critical solution

      October 3, 14

    Sen. Warren and End of the Minimum Wage Debate
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Research shows that a rise in the minimum wage does not cause job loss; Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions food industry reps who claim it does

      October 3, 14

    Recession Good for Profits
    Gerald Epstein: Low wages and interest rates create rocketing profits and stock markets

      October 3, 14

    Everyone but China TPP Trade Deal Threatens Sovereignty and Public Ownership
    Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama led trade initiative Trans Pacific Partnership aims to isolate China while strengthening corporate legal rights

      October 3, 14

    Gender Wage Gap is Shrinking - Male Wages are Going Down
    Bill Black: Male workers wages are going down which makes gap appear smaller; in higher incomes levels gap is getting wider

      October 3, 14

    New SEC Head Once Acted for Wall St Wonder Boy Dimon
    Dimitri Lascaris: New director of SEC was a Wall St. defense attorney who will now regulate former clients

      October 3, 14

    Youth Will Pay the Price of Austerity
    Pt2. Stephanie Seguino: Elites profit from "smaller" government while youth unemployment soars

      October 3, 14

    Stagnant Wages and Speculation Triggered the Crisis
    Pt1. Stephanie Seguino: Blacks, Hispanics, and single mothers have much greater loss of income since crisis, triggered by income inequality in the first place

      October 3, 14

    No Doomsday but Ontario Takes Out the Knives
    Jim Stanford: Ontario slashes with austerity regime even though predicted massive deficit has not developed

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Budget "Austerity on Autopilot"
    Jim Stanford: In spite of data showing the Canadian economy is slowing down, the new Federal Budget pushes cuts and a balanced budget which will make recession worse - true under-utilization of labor is 12 percent

      October 3, 14

    Cyprus Crisis Reveals Shadowy World of Tax and Money Laundering Haven
    James Henry: Bailout deal includes capital controls and punishing big Russian depositors to pay off European banks -- leaves Cyprus looking for a "new way to make a living"

      October 3, 14

    Galbraith and Panitch: What Would Real Economic Reform Look Like?
    In Pt.3 James K. Galbraith and Leo Panitch imagine what a genuinely reform minded US government might do about the economy

      October 3, 14

    Putting Water Back in Public Hands
    Nick Buxton: Paris and other cities have remunicipalised water that had been privatized saving users money and introducing more democracy and transparency

      October 3, 14

    Privatizing Europe
    Nick Buxton: A massive European fire sale is one way finance is using the crisis to entrench neo-liberalism

      October 3, 14

    From London to New York to Cyprus, Fraud and Financial "Insanity"
    Bill Black: Standard Chartered admits to fraud, no one fired or prosecuted; Cypriot people force government to give up on taxing smaller depositors

      October 3, 14

    Cyprus Should Let the Banks Go Bankrupt
    Costas Lapavitsas: Cyprus should let the private banks fail and create a public bank that focuses on strengthening the real economy

      March 21, 2013

    Gailbraith and Panitch: Is a New "New Deal' Possible? Pt.2
    James K. Gailbraith and Leo Panitch discuss the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the significance of the New Deal

      October 3, 14

    Cyprus: "You Don't Trigger a Bank Run to Fix a Financial Crisis"
    Gerald Epstein: EU tries to force Cyprus to tax bank deposits to pay for bailout

      October 3, 14

    Mutual Interest Hidden Beneath Apple and Samsung Legal Struggle
    Both companies benefit from turning patents into a bulwark against innovation, the general public pays the price when two corporations divide the market between them

      October 3, 14

    Forbes Billionaires List Growing
    James Henry: US still leads as many new billionaires emerging in China and Russia; corporate profits at record levels - as austerity hits and unemployment remains high

      October 3, 14

    Will a Grand Bargain or Betrayal be Obama's Legacy
    Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy - but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse

      October 3, 14

    "Everyone But China" Agreement Prevents Regulation of Hot Money and Speculation
    Kevin Gallagher: Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens national sovereignty, extends corporate rights, and targets China

      March 18, 2013

    Solution to Student Debt is to Get the Banks Out of the Education Business
    Michael Hudson: Crippling student debt, which is also a drag on the whole ecnonomy, developed as governments pushed the burden of higher education costs onto students and pushed them into the arms of the banks

      October 3, 14

    Public Banking Needed to Stop "Cannibalization" of the Economy
    Michael Hudson: As long as finance is left in private hands, you're going to have austerity and America ending up looking like Greece and Ireland

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Government Debt and Deficits Are Not the Problem - Private Debt Is
    Michael Hudson: Why do they call for governments to balance the budget by pushing the economy at large deeper into debt, while trying to save the banks from taking a loss

      March 14, 2013

    Undoing the New Deal
    PT2 On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Roosevelt's election and the introduction of the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the post-war period and how successive administrations dismantled it

      October 3, 14

    Who Benefits from Austerity?
    Bob Pollin fields the question: are the very rich hunkering down for a long recession and to protect their assets, are more concerned about debt than high unemployment

      October 3, 14

    Sequestration - Fourth Austerity Shoe Drops
    Bill Black: Both parties have conspired to bring us a disaster; Obama's sequestration plan gives cuts without blame

      October 3, 14

    Higher Wages Will End Recession
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Targeting low inflation will deepen crisis; government must pass laws and intervene to facilitate a general rise in wages

      March 3, 2013

    Obama and GOP Shared Austerity Vision Will Deepen Recession
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The massive sequester cuts to government spending are a disaster - what's needed is a wage led recovery

      March 1, 2013

    Sequestration Budget Cuts Will Deepen Recession - Both Parties Reject Stimulus
    James Heintz: President Obama and GOP focus on budget cutting instead of creating more employment

      October 3, 14

    Clinton"s Policy of Not Prosecuting Bank Fraud Continues
    Bill Black: Clinton admin. thought that prosecuting big bank fraud wasn't worth the governments time and could destabilize banking system - Obama continues the policy today

      October 3, 14

    Will a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
    Bob Pollin on the theory that a higher minimum wage will reduce jobs available to young people entering the work force and won't reduce poverty

      October 3, 14

    Obama Supports Clean and Dirty Energy
    Bob Pollin: President Obama can’t possibly meet carbon emission targets he set and still support increased oil, natural gas and coal production

      October 3, 14

    More Criticism in Internal IMF Report
    Ilene Grabel: Internal report critiques IMF methods and analysis as IMF relationship with developing world changes

      October 3, 14

    IMF Accused of Double Standard on China's Currency Moves
    Ilene Grabel: An IMF internal report says it's been unfairly critiquing China and other Asian countries currency manipulations while ignoring similar practices by Western countries

      February 25, 2013

    More Geithner Without Geithner
    Bill Black: Jacob Lew confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Treasuery shows he was picked as a signal that the Geithner policies would survive Geithner, and that they're actually the president's policies

      October 3, 14

    How Stanley Fischer Advanced Neo-Liberalism in Israel
    Shir Hever: Fischer steps down as head of Israel's central bank, known for pushing economic "reforms" that led to greater inequality; before this working for IMF, he helped develop privatization in Russia

      February 20, 2013

    SOTU: Obama Opens Door to Grand Betrayal
    Bill Black: President Obama offered up "reform" of medicare and social security, that is cuts at a time of deep recession

      October 3, 14

    LIBOR Scandal More Than Fraud - Whole Game is Rigged
    Costas Lapavitsas: From multimillion dollar losses by cities like Baltimore to pension fund losses and much more, the LIBOR interest rate scandal shows that such mechanisms must be taken out of the hands of banks and be run in public interest

      October 3, 14

    Judge Rules Against a Bank - Precedent Could Cost Bank of America Billions
    Bill Black: Judge rules that Flagstar, a big mortgage lender that gave "liars loans", is liable to insurance company - same issues at stake in Bank of America case

      February 11, 2013

    International Trade Panel Undermines National Systems of the Rule of Law
    Chakravarthi Raghavan: The International Convention on Settlement on Investment Disputes has become a mechanism that reinforces multinational corporate property rights over a countries ability to create public policy in its people interest

      February 7, 2013

    US Economy "Stuck in the Mud"
    Robert Pollin: Last quarter of 2012 had zero growth, wages were lower, unemployment higher as stock market hit record highs

      January 6, 2013

    Creative Finance: Leaving Felons in Charge of the Banks
    Bill Black: Obama Administration following logic that to not investigate and prosecute banking fraud builds trust in the institutions

      October 3, 14

    US Economy Contracts - More Cuts Will Mean Even Less Growth
    John Weeks: The idea that smaller government leads to more private sector investment is a fairy tale

      October 3, 14

    The Financialization of Food
    Sasha Breger Bush: In the name of democratizing finance, derivative exchanges are achieving the opposite

      October 3, 14

    Financial Regulation and Cost Benefit Analysis for Whom?
    Gerald Eptsein: Bloomberg News calls for a cost benefit analysis of financial regulations, but the question is, cost benefit for whom?

      January 5, 2013

    Lack of Criminal Prosecutions Linked to Obama and Holder's Wall St. Connections
    Dimitri Lascaris: Department of Justice under George Bush secured convictions of major figures from the business community in complex financial frauds and Obama and Holder have not done so following the worst epidemic of financial fraud in the modern era

      January 30, 2013

    Obama Admin. Fails to Prosecute Banking Fraud to 'Save the System'
    James S. Henry commenting on PBS documentary "The Untouchables": If one of these institutions was indicted and made an example of, it would have a profound affect on the whole industry - but Obama raises money on Wall St.

      January 29, 2013

    Davos Still Pushes Failed Global Vision
    Bill Black reports from Davos that the Global Competitiveness Report pushes countries towards even more deregulation - policies that helped trigger the crisis

      January 25, 2013

    The Bottom Line: Regulation
    Econ4: Rules are as important in an economy as they are in sports

      January 23, 2013

    The Privatization of Chile's Sea
    Many small-scale fishermen say new fishing law could spell the end of their livelihood

      January 18, 2013

    Stewart vs Krugman and the Religion of Austerity
    Bill Black: Obama has options, including the trillion dollar coin, to refuse to negotiate under the gun but he's taken them off the table; both sides subscribe to the dogma of austerity

      January 18, 2013

    What are the German Bankers Thinking?
    Michael Ash: German bankers can be ruthless bill collectors, wild speculators, social planners and austerity hawks but they seem to ignore the damage they are doing to Europe

      January 18, 2013

    Is Effective Financial Regulation Possible?
    Gerald Epstein: Powerful lobbying by finance sector keeps turning regulations into Swiss cheese; there is an alternative if people fight for it

      January 16, 2013

    Krugman and Obama’s Dangerous Austerity Myths
    Bill Black: Obama nominates a Wall St. loyalist to help negotiate the "Grand Betrayal"

      January 13, 2013

    Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?
    Plan to restructure post office a big real estate play and boon to private courier companies

      January 9, 2013

    Banks' $8.5 Billion Mortgage Settlement a Mild Slap on the Wrist
    James Heintz: Settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to $6.9 trillion of lost household wealth

      January 8, 2013

    American Dynasties Perpetuated by "Cliff" Estate Tax Deal
    James S. Henry: Obama's deal with GOP on estate tax ensures very rich families will continue to amass historic levels of wealth and power

      January 4, 2013

    Rich Should Be Happy with Cliff Deal
    Gerald Epstein: President Obama did not have to make this deal, it's a debacle being called a win

      January 3, 2013

    Cliff Deal a "Moderate" Betrayal
    Bill Black: Compromise on tax hikes on rich and allowing payroll taxes to rise sets the ground for a "grand betrayal" yet to come

      January 3, 2013

    Fiscal Cliff: Going Nuclear and the Grand Betrayal
    Bill Black: GOP threatens to use debt ceiling as leverage, creates conditions for more austerity measures by Obama

      October 3, 14

    Will Obama Offer Massive Corporate Tax Cuts to Make "Fiscal Cliff" Deal?
    James S. Henry: Territorial tax being considered that would make offshore revenue tax free

      December 31, 2012

    Wal-Mart Targeted Over Corruption and Labor Practices
    Global investigations, protests and strikes highlight need for change at world's biggest private employer

      December 24, 2012

    Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air
    Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything

      January 7, 2013

    Black: Too Big to Prosecute and It's Obama's Fiscal Cliff
    Bill Black: Criminal money laundering goes unpunished and Fiscal Cliff was created by Obama

      December 23, 2012

    Economic Outlook for 2013
    Bob Pollin: With austerity policies in Europe and the USA and slow down in China and India, 2013 needs innovative policies or more recession is likely

      January 2, 2013

    A Grimmer State of the States
    Bob Pollin: New study shows states are paying more for medicaid as workers lose jobs with insurance; no help in sight from federal government

      October 3, 14

    The Fed Targets Unemployment With More Money for Banks
    Robert Pollin: The Fed breaks ground with unemployment target but pushing more money into banks without requiring more lending won't solve the problem

      December 28, 2012

    Fiscal Cliff "Crisis" Manufactured to Prey on the Weak
    Rob Johnson: Real crisis is the cost of health care which has nothing to do with Medicare or Medicaid

      December 13, 2012

    Austerity Italian Style
    Bill Black: Youth unemployment in Italy reaches 40% as European big banks insist on more austerity

      December 10, 2012

    State Subsidies to Attract Corporate Investment Should be Banned
    Gerald Epstein: The money thrown at corporations by states to invite investment is a boondoggle that should be ended by federal law

      December 9, 2012

    Why Can Corporate Interests Trump Sovereign Rights?
    Chakravarthi Raghavan Pt2: International trade agreements have given corporations the rights colonial powers used to wield

      October 3, 14

    Congress Go Home - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt.4
    James Galbraith: There is no emergency, the best thing for Congress to do is go home and let the new Congress deal with issues next year

      December 4, 2012

    Will Taxing the Rich Deepen the Recession? - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam
    James Galbraith: Long term higher taxes on rich will have little affect on economy; higher taxes for ordinary people could deepen recession over time but there is no emergency

      October 3, 14

    A Looming Crisis in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid? The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt2
    James Galbraith: It's been known since the 1950's that there would be more demands on social security; If there was political will health care costs could be controlled, it's not a problem of Medicare

      December 2, 2012

    Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam
    James K. Galbraith: Is there a looming crisis of debt or deficits such that sacrifices in general are necessary?

      November 30, 2012

    Wilkerson: Senate Pushes Obama Towards War and Susan Rice a Bad Choice
    Larry Wilkerson: The Senate passed a good amendment to NDAA but a terrible resolution on Iran; Susan Rice should be opposed on policy issues, not GOP rhetoric

      December 6, 2012

    Who's Getting Pushed Off the "Fiscal Cliff"?
    Progressive Democrats lobby against a "Grand Bargain" that will further unravel the social safety net

      November 28, 2012

    Canada and Israel - The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: PM Harper has moved Canada to become the closest ally of the Israeli hard right

      October 3, 14

    Fiscal Cliff Debate: Austerity One Way or Austerity Another Way
    Bill Black's Financial and Fraud Report on the current choices offered by President Obama and Congress

      November 29, 2012

    Most New Jobs Don't Require College Education
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: The possibility of educating one's way out of poverty is getting dim as most new jobs only require a high school education

      November 29, 2012

    Africa Lost 1.6 Trillion in Capital Flight and Odious Debt Over Forty Years
    Léonce Ndikumana: $619 billion of embezzled capital flight from North Africa with connivance of big banks according to new research

      November 25, 2012

    Incomes Earned on Assets Rising while Labor Income is Falling
    Yilmaz Akyuz: The crisis is not big enough for a fundamental change in economies like the United States; if we don't do the right things, we're bound to have bigger crises

      December 17, 2012

    Is the Global Economy on the Verge of Another Meltdown?
    YILMAZ AKYÜZ: From the US to Europe, from China to Brazil, the indications are that if current policies don't change, another major recession is likely

      October 3, 14

    Chinese Market Won't Save Global Capitalism
    Yilmaz Akyüz Pt2: China's export model not sustainable; domestic consumer demand too weak to make serious difference to lack of demand in developed economies

      December 13, 2012

    Bubble in Developing World Won't Substitute for Domestic Demand
    Yilmaz Akyüz: There needs to be a write-off of household debt to spur a real recovery

      December 12, 2012

    Black Report: Craziness on Three Continents
    Bill Black: Banks try to start a run on the banks in Ecuador

      October 3, 14

    Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis
    Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people

      November 25, 2012

    Is the "Fiscal Cliff" a Fiction?
    John Weeks: The fiscal cliff has simply been created by Congress in order to push austerity which is no solution during a recession

      November 14, 2012

    Drums Beating to Privatize Social Security
    Bill Black: A group of Democrats called "The Third Way" are working with President Obama towards the "grand betrayal" on social security

      November 11, 2012

    The Bottom Line - Housing
    How out-of-control finance led to the housing crisis (and what to do about it).

      December 7, 2012

    Austerity and Low Wages will Lead to Years of Recession
    Engelbert Stockhammer: Europe has shown that cuts in public spending and lowering wages leads to deep stagnation

      November 6, 2012

    Does jobs growth come from higher profits or wages?
    Özlem Onaran: Research shows that a decrease in wages leads to lower demand and a decrease in economic growth, while higher profits lead to very little increased investment if demand is low

      October 3, 14

    Greek Parliament Approves Contentious Law to Expand Privatization
    Dimitri Lascaris: New budget makes it clear Greece will never pay off its debts, real aim of austerity is to break unions and privatize public assets

      October 3, 14

    Econ4 Discusses Jobs and Job Creation
    The Bottom Line series promotes economics that is both more empirical and more oriented towards sustainability and fairness

      October 30, 2012

    Black Financial and Fraud Report
    Bill Black: Government Sues Bank of America but No Criminal Prosecutions

      October 26, 2012

    New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress
    A half-percent tax on all financial transactions makes it to Congress

      October 3, 14

    Black Financial and Fraud Report
    Bill Black: Romney's Secret Plan; the 1% Now Have More Wealth than the bottom 90%

      October 19, 2012

    Fueling the Food Crisis
    Tim A. Wise: Bio-fuels are driving up the price of food everywhere and costing developing countries billions

      October 3, 14

    Black Financial and Fraud Report
    Bill Black: Obama susceptible to attack by Romney because he failed to deal with systemic risk to financial system - even though Romney would be worse

      October 3, 14

    Court Strikes Down CFTC Regulation to Limit Excessive Speculation
    Michael Greenberger: Legal and lobbying assault by finance sector blocks regulation of excessive speculation, will lead to higher prices for food and other commodities

      October 16, 2012

    Are Big Banks Too Big to Regulate?
    Pt 2, Michael Greenberger: If somebody understood the economic issues and explained them to the American people, you could easily be elected president by saying you're going to put an end to the Wall Street hijinks

      October 3, 14

    UNCTAD: High Frequency Trading and Speculation Leads to Higher Prices
    Nicolas Maystre: Study shows relationship between food price volatility and high frequency trading

      November 1, 2012

    Black Financial and Fraud Report
    London and Wall St. in a dangerous competition to create a more unregulated environment for finance

      September 28, 2012

    Shadow Banking and Conventional Banking Depend on Government Support
    Jennifer Taub - Part 2: I think we need to look at the banking system and say: if our government is providing support, either through the FDIC or through the Fed, which when it engages in printing money obviously affects the economy and the value of goods and services, if a bank has that, they obviously are—this is a government banking system.

      October 3, 14

    Shadow Banking Still an Unregulated Threat
    Jennifer Taub: Before the crisis, the top five financial institutions had assets equivalent to 50 percent of GDP. Now let's fast-forward to 2011, three years after the crisis, if you look at the top five institutions that survived, and their assets are equal to 58 percent of GDP

      October 3, 14

    Financialization and the World Economy
    Gerry Epstein: Financialization of the economy has been developing since the late 19th century and is now at historic Levels

      October 3, 14

    Will the Russian Left Respond to Deepening Economic Crisis?
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: The Russian left shows signs of growth in spite of being shut out of mass media

      October 3, 2012

    The labor market is not self-regulating; governments must support worker's fight for higher wages
    Pt 2. Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: Governments must  intervene with policy that pushes wages up in line with productivity or global recession will deepen

      October 3, 14

    Low wages and high unemployment are paralyzing the global economy
    Heiner Flassbeck [Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development]: The drive to be more "competitive" is pushing the world economy into deep recession; the best that quantitative easing can do is create another bubble

      October 14, 2012

    The Black Financial and Fraud Report
    Bill Black: Top Justice official tells Wall St. how to avoid prosecution

      October 3, 14

    QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks
    Michael Hudson: Shoveling money to the banks not meant to create jobs, it’s a way to give banks even more speculative capital and prepare them for another meltdown

      September 23, 2012

    Anti-Austerity Protests Sweep West Bank
    Palestinians take to the streets of the West Bank against neoliberalism and economic dependency agreements with Israel

      October 3, 14

    Quadrillion Dollar Derivatives Market 20 Times Global GDP
    Markus Stanley: Derivative bets not a zero sum game, have far reaching real world consequences

      October 3, 14

    PT2 The Fed and the Crisis
    Second part of Jane D’Arista commentary on the role of the US Federal Reserve in managing the crisis of global capitalism

      October 3, 14

    The Crisis and Who Has Power
    Leo Panitch and Sam GIndin PT2: Major structural change or effective short term reforms requires addressing democratic decision making starting with making banks a public utility

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Policies Won't Create Jobs, but Romney Will be a Disaster
    Bob Pollin: The export-led recovery does not take into account a deepening world recession

      October 3, 14

    Does Obama Economic Policy "Just Need More Time"?
    Jerry Epstein: The basic policies must change or recession and high unemployment will continue

      October 3, 14

    Race to the Regulatory Bottom
    Bill Black: Wall St. wants to compete with London for lack of financial regulation

      October 3, 14

    The Fed and the Crisis
    A commentary by Jane D’Arista assessing the actions of the Federal Reserve in managing the economic crisis

      October 3, 14

    The Real Hunger Games - Big Commodity Traders Control World Grain Market
    Sophia Murphy: Four big traders have anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of the global trade in grains around the world

      October 3, 14

    Black Report: Majority of Wall St. Money Now Goes to Romney
    Bill Black: Even though many on Wall St. understand need for regulation, most want a free-for-all and damn the consequences

      September 2, 2012

    Romney and the European Authoritarian Right
    John Weeks: European right-wing governments prefer Obama for pragmatic reasons, but are closer to Romney in ideology

      August 30, 2012

    The Fraud-lympics and Kansas GOP Moves Way Right
    This week's Bill Black Financial and Fraud Report

      October 3, 14

    Wall St. “Cheetahs” and the Financial Transaction Tax
    The recent stock market volatility could have been restricted by a tax on transactions that would make the small quick score less attractive

      October 3, 14

    Netanyahu Bows to Popular Pressure on Austerity
    Self-immolations in Israel due to poverty and upcoming austerity measures plummet PM to record low in polls

      October 3, 14

    LIBOR Rate-Fixing Scandal Sets Off Investigations, Lawsuits Against Big Banks
    Cities around the country, from Baltimore to Oakland, are taking legal action against the banks responsible for suppressing the London interbank offered rate, Libor. And some 75% of major cities involved in libor-tied interest-rate swaps stand to reclaim taxpayer losses in addition to libor-backed mortgage holders who lost money on the rate's manipulation.

      October 3, 14

    The Media and Politics of Offshore Tax Havens
    James Henry PT 3: Politicians demand debt reduction but the media rarely connects billions of unpaid taxes on offshore accounts to the issue

      August 12, 2012

    Part 2 What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like
    Gerald Friedman: A single-payer plan in Maryland would cover everyone, improve outcomes and make business more competitive

      October 3, 14

    How to Pay for Single Payer Health Insurance
    Gerald Friedman Pt 3 of "What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like"

      October 3, 14

    The Drought and the Coming Food Price Bubble
    TIm A. Wise: US food reserves at an historic low as biofuels, climate change and speculation exacerbate food crisis.

      October 3, 14

    A Green Full Employment Economy Requires Mass Mobilization
    Bob Pollin Pt6: The first steps towards full employment is to create a green engine of jobs growth

      August 23, 2012

    Did Obama Stimulus Work?
    Bob Pollin Pt5: The stimulus plan saved many jobs and helped prevent a deeper crash, but was far short of spurring a recovery

      August 22, 2012

    Is Full Employment Possible in the Era of Globalization?
    Bob Pollin Pt4: The global "army of the unemployed" weakened American labor, but tariffs are not a solution - a mass mobilization is needed

      August 19, 2012

    Full Employment and the Swedish Model
    Bob Pollin Pt3: In the quest for a short term solution to the crisis, there is a lot to learn from Swedish social-democracy

      August 17, 2012

    Is Full Employment Possible in Capitalism?
    Bob Pollin Pt2: There have been periods of unemployment less than 4%, those conditions could be created if there was intent to do so

      August 16, 2012

    The Full Employment Debate
    Bob Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment, begins a series examining whether full employment is possible and how to get there

      August 15, 2012

    Trillion Dollar Tax Havens, Inequality and Recession
    James Henry Pt2: Vast amounts of money avoid taxes and productive investment

      August 8, 2012

    Major Banks Help Clients Hide Trillions in Offshore Tax Havens
    James Henry: US media and politicians mostly ignore massive untaxed wealth that big banks help rich move to tax havens

      August 3, 2012

    Africa and the War Against Offshore Finance
    Léonce Ndikumana: To reduce poverty, Africa needs to demand financial transparency as big banks collude with local corruption

      July 26, 2012

    Bill Black Reports: LIBOR and HSBC
    Bill Black, author of "The Best Way To Rob a Bank is to Own One" begins a regular TRNN feature reporting on financial news

      July 25, 2012

    Interest Rate-Fixing Scandal Swindles Baltimore, Other Municipalities out of Millions of Dollars
    Amidst the financial crisis of 2008 and resultant recession, cities and states around the country lost millions of dollars on investments tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

      October 3, 14

    LIBOR - Insider Trading on a Massive Scale
    Stephany Griffith-Jones: Major banks fixed interest rates to make short term profits and look stronger than they were

      October 3, 14

    Report on the Greek Left
    Leo Panitch: Recently returned from Greece, a report on Syriza, the left party that could win the next election

      October 3, 14

    Will Obama Admin. Prosecute the Big Banks for LIBOR Manipulation?
    Michael Greenberger: With Wall St.'s embace of Romney, Obama has nothing to lose prosecuting the big banks for the LIBOR fraud

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore, Big Banks and a Criminal Conspiracy
    Bill Black: The LIBOR fraud stole millions upon millions from American cities and people around the world

      October 3, 14

    Restructuring Europe - For Whom?
    The structural reform now being discussed in Europe would mean an even more neoliberal agenda

      July 9, 2012

    Greek Pro-Bailout Party Wins Most Seats as Majority Reject the Deal
    Dimitri Lascaris: New Democracy win a hollow victory as majority of Greeks reject austerity and underlying problems remain unsolved

      October 3, 14

    Pt2 Is Public Ownership the Solution?
    Gar Alperovitz: There is nothing new about public ownership of major enterprises in the USA

      October 3, 14

    Pt3 - CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science
    TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the relationship between increased carbon emissions and global warming

      October 3, 14

    Greeks Face a Momentous Decision
    Costas Lapavitsas: If Syriza wins coming elections and does not fulfill its promises, face up to leaving the Euro, it will open a path for far right

      June 14, 2012

    Euro-Crisis Used to Destroy Social Contract
    Rob Johnson: European adjustments are not the product of a mistake, but a design to break down some of the leftover architecture of the Cold War, which might be called the insurance premium that was paid against conversion to communism.

      October 3, 14

    What I'd Ask JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon
    Robert Johnson: We are unlikely to hear tough questions from Senate Banking Committee as JP Morgan is their biggest campaign contributor

      October 3, 14

    Is Public Ownership the Solution?
    Gar Alperovitz: When it comes to banking and other critical sectors, public ownership is the only solution

      October 3, 14

    Should Fed Intervene in Spanish Bond Market?
    ECB is using crisis to unravel the European welfare state, but this could push the US economy into deeper recession

      October 3, 14

    What Would a Green Industrial Strategy Look Like?
    Robert Pollin: Shifting spending from the military-industrial complex to a green economy would create more jobs and build a sustainable industrial base

      October 3, 14

    Will Military Budget Cuts Weaken Defence and Lose Jobs?
    Bob Pollin: Cuts triggered by the Congressional sequestration process are not as big as Pentagon spin and military spending is an inefficient "job creator"

      October 3, 14

    America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
    Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

      October 3, 14

    America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
    TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

      October 3, 14

    Jobs Numbers Show Recession Far From Over
    Bob Pollin: There is no engine driving job creation so no real recovery is possible

      October 3, 14

    Bill Black on “Career Limiting Gestures”
    Bill Black on being “disinvited” to brief Congress because he might “bash the banks”

      October 3, 14

    The Minimum Wage and Making Work Pay
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is no substitute for a higher minimum wage

      October 3, 14

    Argentinian Central Bank Targets Growth, Not Lower Inflation
    John Weeks: The Central Bank of Argentina breaks ranks with neo-liberal banking policy and targets jobs over lower inflation

      October 3, 14

    Italian PM - Austerity Not Leading to Growth
    Pt.2 Fareed Zakaria's defence of neo-liberalism runs into trouble when Italian PM says "fiscal discipline" destroying domestic demand

      October 3, 14

    Fareed Zakaria's Neo-Liberal Defense of Germany Pt1
    John Weeks Pt1: Zakaria's (of CNN and Time Magazine) analysis of the Greek crisis is nonsense that misses the entire context of the problem

      October 3, 14

    Is Ecuador's Economic Policy a Non Neo-Liberal Alternative?
    Rebecca Ray: Ecuador's economy continues to grow in spite of recession as they pursue policies that target poverty alleviation

      October 3, 14

    J.P. Morgan Funds Senate Finance Chair, Even Bigger Problem in the Wings
    Tom Ferguson: Euro crisis may have more devasting effect on US banks than previously thought

      October 3, 14

    BP Coverup, Coverup
    Greg Palast: US corporate media ignoring evidence of BP foreknowledge of problems that led to Gulf disaster

      October 3, 14

    JP Morgan Debacle Shows Deep Systemic Risk Unchanged
    Bill Black: Billions of derivative bets cannot be called a hedge but might be allowed under weakend Volker rule

      October 3, 14

    Two Billion Dollar Tip of Banking Iceberg
    Gerald Epstein: J.P. Morgan debacle shows systemic risk unchanged; breaking up big banks, reform Fed and public banking urgently required

      October 3, 14

    Did Social Over Spending Cause the Euro-Crisis?
    Carlo Panico: Most media pays no attention to scientific economic literature

      October 3, 14

    What Americans can Learn from Eurocrisis
    Michael Hudson: From the Democratic Party to European "Socialists", they manage crisis in the interests of finance

      October 3, 14

    Corporate Media and the Austerity Campaign
    Bill Black: Most media treats austerity as a necessary solution, not a means to enforce the interests of finance

      October 3, 14

    Will New French President Challenge Germany?
    Mark Kesselman: The big question is whether Mr. Hollande will be a lion or the mouse that roared

      May 7, 2012

    People of Greece Shake Europe
    Costas Lapavitsas: The growing strength of the left shows the Greek people are getting ready to leave the Eurozone

      May 7, 2012

    The Struggle Over UNCTAD (and Why It Matters)
    Vijay Prashad: Southern countries defend mandate as the "North" pushes a "global supply chain" that could obliterate smaller countries

      October 3, 14

    A Wall St. Tax and an Independent Workers Movement
    Rose Ann DeMoro and Robert Pollin: There is little will in Washington for a financial transaction tax because Wall St. has "occupied the White House"

      October 3, 14

    Bankers Assault on Financial Reform
    Gerald Epstein: New financial regulations contained in the Dodd-Frank law are being gutted or delayed by regulators and Congress

      April 30, 2012

    Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate
    Vijay Prashad: Developed countries fight to stop UNCTAD linking financial speculation to food insecurity

      April 26, 2012

    The French Election and the Eurocrisis
    Gérard Duménil: Most voters want to save social programs and reject austerity

      April 22, 2012

    Can Jim Yong Kim Make a Difference at the World Bank?
    Mark Weisbrot, Patrick Bond and Elaine Zuckerman discuss and debate Obama's "surprising" nomination, now head of the World Bank

      April 17, 2012

    Global North VS South Over Financialization of Food
    Vijay Prashad: US and West fighting BRIC and other southern countries that want limits on speculation on food

      April 13, 2012

    Our Name is Resistance
    Dimitri Lascaris: Greece buries Dimitris Christoulas as many pledge to carry on the fight against austerity

      April 10, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 4
    James K. Galbraith on his study of the world economy just before the great crisis

      April 22, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 3
    James K. Galbraith on link between inequality and instability: Societies that are more egalitarian are more stable

      April 20, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 2
    James K. Galbraith: The Bush years - Growth demanded new markets among debtors who previously had not qualified for mortgages

      April 19, 2012

    Inequality and Instability
    James K. Galbraith presents his study of the world economy just before the great crisis

      April 18, 2012

    Jobs Act 2012 a Recipe for Fraud
    Bill Black: The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act" will create a race to the regulatory bottom

      April 5, 2012

    Ed Herman on "Humanitarian Imperialism"
    Edward Herman Pt2: The development of humanitarian intervention as a concept is essentially an overthrow of international law

      July 2, 2012

    Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1
    Ed Herman, who wrote the famous book with Noam Chomsky, looks back at his life and what formed his thinking about the world

      July 1, 2012

    Will Pumping More American Oil Lower Gas Price?
    Robert Pollin: Speculation and manipulation key factors in price spike

      April 3, 2012

    Israeli Economy and the "Washington Consensus"
    Bank of Israel submitted 2011 report, arguing economy is strong, despite gross inequalities and unsustainable neoliberal reforms.

      April 8, 2012

    Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices
    Michael Greenberger: Weak regulations on speculators swamping markets and lack of enforcement of existing laws on criminal intent, are driving up prices

      April 13, 2012

    Germany and Europe's Path to the 19th Century
    Francisco Louçã: European elite wants to undo the "social contract"; Germany wants more control

      October 3, 14

    Why are Workers Striking Across Spain and Portugal?
    Francisco Louçã: A deliberate policy of using the crisis to break the social contract is causing mass unemployment

      March 28, 2012

    High Oil Prices Must be Subject of Criminal Investigation
    Michael Greenberger: Big banks and traders involved in a criminal conspiracy to raise oil prices

      March 28, 2012

    A Quick Boost for the Economy -- a $12 Minimum Wage
    James K. Galbraith: Raising the minimum wage would boost demand and give millions a better wage

      October 3, 14

    Banking "Technocrats" Undermine Democracy
    Gerry Epstein: In Europe and the US, bankers take control of the political process

      March 26, 2012

    Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism”: A Caricature of the West?
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: A strata of bureaucrats and oligarchs rule a caricature of Western capitalism, amassing fabulous wealth

      May 6, 2012

    Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism” Pt.2
    Part 2 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on the Russian economy

      May 7, 2012

    Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism”
    Part 1 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on Russian Economy

      May 6, 2012

    Austerity and the GOP in Power
    James Crotty: Republican state governments show what a GOP President might do

      October 3, 14

    Is Obama Still on the Austerity Train?
    James Crotty: Obama's budget is a "less savage" attack on social programs, but still assumes we are "living above our means"

      March 4, 2012

    Greeks Look to the Left for Solutions
    Costas Lapavitsas: The left is gaining in popular support but have so far failed to present a coherent program

      February 24, 2012

    The Eurozone Crisis and the USA
    Costas Lapavitsas: European and US elites are asserting naked class interest, but in Europe now there's a more extreme neo-liberalism

      February 29, 2012

    Greece Has a Choice - Get Out the Euro
    Costas Lapavitsas: Breaking with neo-liberal economics imposed by German and European elite is the only real choice

      February 21, 2012

    On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession

      February 23, 2012

    Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society
    Dimitri Lascaris: Heart wrenching personal stories show that Greece should reject austerity deal and pull out of Eurozone

      February 16, 2012

    A Planned Economy for the 1%
    Michael Hudson: All economies have a certain amount of planning, the question is, for whom

      February 26, 2012

    What to do about Apple and Fraud Friendly Manufacturing in China?
    Bill Black: We need to ban imports produced while breaking laws of China

      February 13, 2012

    Is Obama Getting Serious About Bank Fraud?
    Bill Black: Are Pres. Obama's new measures effective or window dressing?

      October 3, 14

    Taxes Do Not Mean Rich Will Leave
    Jeff Thompson pt.3: Study shows that if States raise taxes the rich will not relocate

      March 9, 2012

    Will Affluent Go On Strike?
    Jeff Thompson pt.2: Study shows that while States need revenue, most tax wealthy at lower rates

      March 9, 2012

    Raising Taxes on Rich does not Slow Jobs Growth
    Jeff Thompson: Study shows that while States need revenue, most tax wealthy at lower rates

      March 9, 2012

    Will Government Bank Mortgage Deal Help or Hinder Prosecutions?
    Yves Smith: How can Obama Admin. settle before they have fully investigated the fraud

      February 9, 2012

    Ecuador Creating Alternative to Neo-Liberal Model
    Jayati Ghosh: Ecuador raising taxes on wealthy, higher royalties on oil companies and making large social investments

      February 2, 2012

    Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis
    New report calls for sweeping agricultural reform

      January 18, 2012

    Movement to Occupy Vacant Houses Spreads
    Bronx activists supported by Occupy Wall Street enter second month of occupation

      October 3, 14

    Where is Obama's Climate Change Agenda?
    James Boyce and Joe Romm discuss the Obama administration climate change policy or lack thereof

      January 5, 2012

    Why a Financial Transaction Tax?
    Sarah Anderson: 0.25% tax on financial transactions could raise $150 billion a year in the US alone

      December 4, 2011

    Is the Euro Crisis Over?
    William K. Black, Paolo Manasse, and John Weeks discuss the Euro and the danger of global recession

      January 2, 2012

    Military Spending: Bang for the Buck?
    Bob Pollin: Military vs Education spending, how many jobs does one billion dollars create

      December 30, 2011

    America Beyond Capitalism
    Gar Alperovitz describes a model that challenges private monopoly ownership without a powerful bureaucratic state

      December 27, 2011

    Banks Holding 1.4 Trillion, Could Create 19 Million Jobs
    Bob Pollin: Study looks at impact of 1.4 trillion in excess liquid asset holdings if put in productive investments

      December 21, 2011

    Food Security Off the Table
    Timothy A. Wise: G20 and WTO do nothing to prevent food price bubbles; trade policies weakening developing countries' production

      December 16, 2011

    A Deeper Crisis is Coming, We Must Control the Banks Pt3
    John Weeks: Obama gave the banks time to rally opposition to severe regulations; another banking collapse is on the way

      October 3, 14

    The G20 and Global Policy Paralysis
    Ilene Grabel: There's neither the political will nor the courage to take on the austerity and privatization policies pushed by finance

      October 3, 14

    Eurocrisis: "Democracy is Not a Given"
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck (Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD): German policy of low wages and beggar thy neighbor is root of euro crisis

      December 11, 2011

    The War on Wages
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: If wages don't rise and the "pathological" power of finance is not pushed back, we will face a deep depression

      December 20, 2011

    Class War: Low Wages and Beggar Thy Neighbor
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The words "class war" maybe unfashionable, but it is still a battle between labor and capital

      December 11, 2011

    Eurocrisis Solutions for Whom?
    Matias Vernengo: Proposed new rules for the Eurozone based on interests of bankers, large companies and the European elite

      December 9, 2011

    US Fed Buys Europe Some Time
    Rob Johnson: Move by Fed papers over structural issues; austerity policies meant to weaken social safety net and lower workers wages

      December 1, 2011

    Global Recession Looms as Euro Crisis Deepens
    Costas Lapavitsas: Crisis deepens as Germany fails to sell-out 10 year bonds; the public must take over the financial system

      November 24, 2011

    Democratic Governance is Becoming Discredited
    Tom Ferguson: The two major parties have next to no relationship to the population, it is a deeply corrupt discussion

      November 28, 2011

    Does Smaller Government Create More Jobs?
    Bob Pollin: There is no evidence that austerity and cuts to social programs creates jobs

      November 25, 2011

    Thanksgiving and Undocumented Farm Workers
    Frank Bardacke: Millions of undocumented farm workers produce much of America's food

      October 3, 14

    What Happened To Farm Workers Unionization In California
    Frank Bardacke: Farm workers unions became dependent on Democratic Party politics

      October 3, 14

    What Happened to Regulating the Banks?
    Gerry Epstein: Regulations are full of exemptions and overly complicated; stronger reforms and public banking needed

      January 6, 2012

    The Super Committee and the Attack on Labor
    Michael Hudson: Austerity and recession used to lower wages

      November 21, 2011

    Is a Universal Social Net Good Macro Economics?
    J. Ghosh: A safety net helps to raise wages and create real demand

      November 28, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Declares Goldman Sachs Guilty
    General Assembly holds mock trial and journalist Chris Hedges reads indictment accusing Goldman Sachs of financial crimes against humanity

      October 3, 14

    Spanish polls prompt fresh indignados protest
    EuroNews: With jobless rates continuing to top 20 per cent, the Spanish opposition Popular Party has a clear lead over the Socialists

      November 14, 2011

    Speculation and Watered Down Regulation
    Kevin Hall: From coffee to oil little has been done about out-of-control commodities speculation

      November 11, 2011

    Greek Anti-Austerity Movement Lacks Electoral Strategy
    Costos Panayotakis: Movement united in the streets but divided on how to take power

      November 12, 2011

    Papademos Named as New Head of Greek Coalition
    Euronews: Former deputy head of the European Central Bank Lucas Papademos has been appointed to form a new coalition government

      November 10, 2011

    Anti-capitalist protesters descend on Cannes
    EuroNews: The Greek debt crisis may steal the show at the G20 summit but anti-capitalist protest voices are getting louder on the sidelines

      November 4, 2011

    Papandreou punt turns drama into crisis
    EuroNews: The Greek economic drama has once again turned into a political horror show

      November 3, 2011

    Protests start ahead of G20 summit in Cannes
    EuroNews: Politicians are facing pressure from the streets ahead of this week's G20 summit

      November 2, 2011

    G20 Ignores Food Security
    Jennifer Clapp and Tim Wise: G20 gives up on agenda to control speculation on food

      November 2, 2011

    High stakes at euro summit
    EuroNews: As the latest euro rescue summit loomed, there remained major differences on confronting the currency bloc's worsening sovereign debt crisis

      October 26, 2011

    "Occupy Movement" Could Focus on Speculation and Food Prices
    Bob Pollin: New regulations very weak, needs a major public push

      October 28, 2011

    Occupy Movement and Demands
    Bob Pollin: When the movement is ready for specific demands, here are some suggestions

      November 1, 2011

    Deutsche Bank Vegas Exposure Equals Eurozone
    Leo Panitch: Deutsche Bank owns Vegas investments that equal its exposure in Greece, Spain and Portugal

      October 28, 2011

    Will G20 Control Hot Money?
    Southern countries pitted against US and France over capital controls

      October 31, 2011

    Bank of America's Death Rattle
    Bill Black: BAC, has directed troubled financial derivatives from its Merrill Lynch subsidiary to federally insured bank Bank of America making private risk public

      October 3, 14

    Bill Black: Jobs Now, Stop the Foreclosures, Jail the Banksters
    Bill Black: Here are three things the "Occupy Movement" could focus on

      November 3, 2011

    Bill Black: What I'd Demand of the Fed
    Bill Black: If I marched with Occupy Wall St. to the New York Fed, this is what I would demand

      October 25, 2011

    The Road to Political Dictatorship Pt2
    John Weeks: The economic power of Wall St., if not restrained, will lead to political dictatorship

      December 5, 2011

    It's About Wall St. but it's Not All About Speculation Pt1
    John Weeks: We are not far from the day when government will be smaller than the financial sector

      December 1, 2011

    The Legal Basis to Reject Odious Debt
    Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce: International law supports Africa rejecting debts that did not benefit the people

      October 26, 2011

    The Human Cost of Africa's Odious Debt
    Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce: The cost of servicing external odious debt leads to tragic underspending on health care and education

      October 3, 14

    Should Banks be a Public Utility?
    Leo Panitch: The Occupy movement should adopt the demand for banking in the public interest which challenges the system

      October 3, 14

    Should Africa Repay its 'Odious' Debts?
    Boyce and Ndikumana, authors of 'Africa's Odious Debts', argue that under international law, debts incurred by dictators should not be enforceable

      October 24, 2011

    Regulations on Speculation Weak, But Better Than Nothing
    William K. Black: Regulations passed by CFTC gutted by industry pressure, but some progress given DC politics

      October 23, 2011

    Occupy Wall St. Turns Global
    NYC Occupy movement enters second month and gains momentum

      October 18, 2011

    Worldwide protests denounce economic injustice
    EuroNews: New York was where the movement started, and yesterday demonstrators occupied Times Square instead of Wall Street as the protest against corporate greed and economic injustice went globa

      October 17, 2011

    Critique of Natural Gas Company Propaganda
    Skewer - Ironic News: Natural Gas Company Propaganda is BULL S*!T! The Ironic News Report Calls Them Out!

      October 3, 14

    Children in Need Losing Out on Frontline Services
    Channel 4: Thousands of vulnerable children and families are being left without access to vital services because of the government cuts

      October 14, 2011

    A Real Challenge to Corporate Power
    Arthur MacEwan: Opposing bail out of bankers and fighting for Universal Health Plan challenges corporate power

      October 16, 2011

    Poverty to Rise and Income to Fall in UK
    Channel4: Middle incomes will fall by 7 per cent and a quarter of Britain's children will be living in poverty by 2013

      October 13, 2011

    Occupy DC Protest on Capitol Hill
    Six protesters arrested as people "occupying" DC march into Congress

      October 3, 14

    Greek transport workers strike again over cuts
    EuroNews: Greek transport workers on Monday staged their sixth strike in a fortnight in protest at government spending cuts

      October 11, 2011

    Occupy DC Targets Wars and Economy
    Occupy DC campaign begins with demands to end militarism and for economic justice

      October 8, 2011

    Independent Movement Must Pressure Ontario Minority Government
    Jim Stanford: Unions and grassroots organizations shouldn't rely on political parties to effect change in new Ontario government

      October 8, 2011

    Icelandic People Said No
    Michael Hudson: Peoples of countries indebted without their consent should refuse to repay odious debts

      October 26, 2011

    California Nurses and Farmworkers Demand Justice
    Norman Solomon: Farm workers bill of rights is vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown; Nurses strike against cuts and for health care for all

      October 13, 2011

    Is The Current Economic Crisis The Next Great Depression?
    John A. Miller: Government spending is necessary to spark economic growth, increase jobs and wages

      October 17, 2011

    Occupy protests spread to DC
    Al Jazeera: The "Occupy Wall Street" protests against economic inequality are spreading beyond New York

      October 7, 2011

    Occupy Wall St. to a Bank in the Public Interest
    Michael Hudson: A public option in banking will be a structural answer to the power of finance

      October 7, 2011

    Greek Worker: "Patriotism is to Fight Austerity with Actions"
    EuroNews: In the centre of Athens youths broke up marble paving slabs and hurled them at police on Wednesday

      October 6, 2011

    Greek Plan to cut Budget Angers Public
    Al Jazeera: Analysts say a Greek default is increasingly likely; and that means more pain for world markets

      October 4, 2011

    Anti-Wall Street Protesters 'Get Organized'
    EuroNews: The anti-Wall Street protest in New York has now produced copycat movements across the US

      October 4, 2011

    Greeks protest as EU, IMF begin fiscal audit
    AFP: Greek civil servants opposing a new barrage of austerity cuts occupied a host of ministries

      October 1, 2011

    80 People Arrested at "Occupy Wall St."
    Protesters vow to continue occupying Wall St. until demands are met

      September 27, 2011

    An Adult Conversation About Taxes
    Hugh Mackenzie: Politicians are childish saying they can cut costs without losing services

      October 5, 2011

    Rich Getting Richer in Ontario
    Hugh Mackenzie: From 1992 to 2007, 90% of the income gain in Canada went to the top 1% while their effective tax rate went down

      September 28, 2011

    Real World MIA in Elections Rhetoric
    Linda McQuaig: In the US and Canada, the deliberate policies that created great wealth for the top 1% and suffering for the rest is not talked about

      October 4, 2011

    The Trouble with Billionaires
    Linda McQuaig: Concentration of wealth in North America growing and dragging down economy

      October 1, 2011

    Ontario Elections - Is Small Business Really the Answer?
    Leo Panitch: All parties are pledging to help small business, but that's where workers have the least rights

      October 3, 2011

    The Dollar, the Euro and the Deepening Crisis
    Leo Panitch: US consumes five times China and India combined - Asian markets are not the way out of the crisis

      September 25, 2011

    "Days of Rage" Occupy Wall St.
    Five thousand people demand Wall St. pay for the crisis

      September 20, 2011

    Obama's Tax on Wealthy too Little too Late?
    Tom Ferguson: Tax proposal shows conservative economics have been a disaster

      September 20, 2011

    Bikes a Path to Jobs
    Heidi Garrett-Peltier: Roads built with bike paths create more jobs and promote green economy

      September 21, 2011

    Nurses Hold Actions Across Country Demanding Wall Street Transaction Tax
    Nurses link increasing poverty to health problems, demand Wall St. tax as way of funding solutions

      September 17, 2011

    UK Cuts to Public Sector Not Leading to Private Sector Growth
    Ch4: Government austerity in UK leading to higher unemployment not growth

      September 15, 2011

    US Poverty Level Reaches Record High
    EuroNews: Nearly one in six Americans are living in poverty. That is the result of the US Census Bureau's annual report.

      September 15, 2011

    Obama Pushes NAFTA-Style Trade Policy Despite 2008 Promise
    Timothy A. Wise: US pushing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement without key reforms

      September 15, 2011

    Obama Plan Will End Up Pushing GOP Agenda
    Rob Johnson: Obama infrastructure plan a good start but it is undermined by cuts to social programs

      September 10, 2011

    Obama Jobs Plan Tax Cuts Threaten Social Security
    Robert Pollin: Infrastructure investments positive if passed, cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security more likely

      September 9, 2011

    Obama Labor Day Speech Praises Union Concessions
    Frank Hammer: Obama and UAW leadership restructured auto industry in a race to the bottom, not a stronger "middle class"

      September 6, 2011

    Speculation Drives Up Coffee Prices
    Kevin G. Hall: The same big financial investors that drove up the price of gas are pushing up the price of your cup of joe

      August 30, 2011

    Without Short-Term Stimulus Global Economy Will go Over the Precipice
    Michael Greenberger: Lack of capital for productive investment starving global economy

      August 31, 2011

    Secret Exemptions Allowed Speculators to Distort Futures Markets
    Michael Greenberger (former Chief of Staff to Brooksley Born): Secret deals with CFTC staff led to futures markets with 80% speculation

      August 29, 2011

    Saving the Dollar, Destroying Jobs and the Financial System
    Gerry Epstein: In '71 Nixon closed the gold window and contributed to rise of the domination of finance and weakening of the real economy

      October 6, 2011

    Is Capitalism Doomed?
    Gerry Epstein comments on Nouriel Roubini's blog that "Marx was right"

      August 19, 2011

    Activists Plan Oct 6 Occupation in DC
    David Swanson: Occupation of Freedom Plaza in DC modeled after Tahrir Square and Mass European Protests

      August 28, 2011

    How Dangerous is This Moment?
    Jeff Madrick, author of the Age of Greed, says with wages flat austerity measures and the domination of finance we face a very dangerous situation

      October 3, 14

    Fault Lines: The Top 1%
    Al Jazeera: The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth

      August 15, 2011

    Shares plunge on euro zone debt crisis and recession fears
    EuroNews: Fear stalked the world's financial markets on Wednesday slashing share prices.

      August 11, 2011

    10 Lobbyists per Member of Congress Fighting Effective Finance Regulations
    Bart Chilton Pt4: I get around 100 visits from finance reps for every one from community advocates

      August 19, 2011

    Will CFTC Limit Excessive Speculation?
    Bart Chilton Pt.3: For regulations to be effective, there has to be political will and proper resources

      August 18, 2011

    Food, Speculation and Parasitical Trading
    Bart Chilton Pt.2: Massive spikes in price of food, oil, natural gas and silver cannot be the result of supply and demand

      August 16, 2011

    Securities Transaction Tax Debate
    First of Ralph Nader’s Debating Taboos. Robert Pollin vs. Jim Angel on the Securities Transaction Tax

      October 3, 14

    Making Money out of Market Crash
    Bill Black: Technical traders love volatility; Obama raising big money on Wall St.

      August 22, 2011

    European Central Bank and the "Sovereign Raiders"
    Bill Black: ECB facilitates speculators taking a run at one European country after another

      August 11, 2011

    Making Money from Volatility
    Yves Smith: Big traders use automatic algorithmic trading and make money from volatile markets

      August 10, 2011

    Massive Jobs Program Only Way Out
    Tom Ferguson: Only a 1930s New Deal style jobs program can deal with the crisis

      October 3, 14

    Crisis in Europe Driving Crash
    James K. Galbraith: Unraveling of the Euro-Zone is panicking global markets, nothing to do with S&P

      August 8, 2011

    Why Austerity and Not Stimulus?
    Bob Pollin Pt5: Main objective of austerity is to demolish the welfare state and public ownership

      August 7, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Deal All Cuts No Taxes
    Tom Ferguson: The debt ceiling deal is essentially a Republican policy

      August 1, 2011

    Address Unemployment, Then Debt
    Bob Pollin Pt.4: Unemployment has evaporated in Washington policy discussions

      August 5, 2011

    The Real Danger is Deeper Recession
    Bob Pollin Pt.3: None of the fundamentals that led to the crash in '08 have been corrected

      August 2, 2011

    No Emergency, But Long-Term Debt is a Threat
    Bob Pollin Pt.2: There is no debt crisis, but debt is a long-term danger to the economy

      July 31, 2011

    Research Shows Rich Getting Richer Makes Poor Poorer
    Jeff Thompson: New research shows that as wealth increases at the top, it does not lead to either greater equality or better living standards for the middle class

      August 31, 2011

    Picking the Bones of US Public Economy
    Rob Johnson: Financial institutions planning to use crisis to privatize and monopolize

      August 17, 2011

    Austerity and the Destruction of Democracy
    Rob Johnson: Austerity policies in Europe threaten a deformation of democracy and the rise of ultra-nationalist forces

      August 3, 2011

    Easier to Attack the Weak than the Wealthy
    TRNN Replay: Rob Johnson: For GOP and Dems easier to make people pay for crisis than confront big campaign funders

      July 26, 2011

    Should Banks be a Public Utility?
    Yves Smith: Finance sector controls the regulatory process - there needs to be a publicly controlled alternative to the private banking system

      August 23, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Extortion
    TRNN replay Yves Smith: The finance sector used extortion against the American people in 2007-09 and are doing it again now

      July 25, 2011

    Obama and the "Gang of Six"
    James K. Galbraith: "Gang of Six" Plan is all about cuts not increased taxes; Obama represents Wall Street faction of Democratic Party

      July 21, 2011

    Speculation Drove Wheat Prices up While Supply Expanded
    Jayati Ghosh: Speculation, concentration of ownership and hoarding creates food price bubbles, with more to come

      July 20, 2011

    Moody's Says Problem is Not the Debt, it's the Debt Ceiling
    Mark Weisbrot: The debt ceiling debate is a manufactured crisis

      July 19, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Debate "Fraud"
    David Swanson: Polling shows majority of Americans want to tax the rich and cut the military before making social program cuts

      July 17, 2011

    Puerto Rico: The Fiscal Experiment
    Al Jazeera: Fault Lines travels to Puerto Rico to investigate America's legacy as the Island's ruler

      July 15, 2011

    Contagion fever raises temperature in euro debt crisis
    EuroNews: Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery.

      July 14, 2011

    Banks Refusing a "Haircut" Spur EU Financial Crisis
    Tom Ferguson: Governments demand austerity so banks get paid, even though it deepens crisis

      July 14, 2011

    Obama Sells Politics of Austerity
    Tom Ferguson: 69% of Americans aren't wrong opposing more debt, there are other choices

      July 11, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Charade a Move to the Right
    Michael Hudson: Panic about debt ceiling used to attack social programs; no real need for more borrowing

      October 3, 14

    Greece--a Dress Rehearsal for United States
    TRNN Replay: Michael Hudson: Cuts to Social Security and Medicare and privatization at the state level mirror strategy imposed on Greece

      July 11, 2011

    Britons Strike Over Austerity proposals
    Al Jazeera: Tens of thousands of public sector workers in London protested against the government's austerity proposals

      July 1, 2011

    How Wall St Speculation Drives Up Gas Prices
    Robert Pollin: From the price of food to gas at the pump, research shows how speculation raises price

      October 3, 14

    How Wall St Speculation Drives Up Gas Prices
    TRNN Replay - Robert Pollin: From the price of food to gas at the pump, research shows how speculation raises price

      October 3, 14

    Real Estate Saves Capitalism Then Bursts - China Next?
    David Harvey: Chinese urbanization, construction and real estate speculation is saving global capitalism - will it burst as in the US?

      July 5, 2011

    Real Estate Saves Capitalism Then Bursts - China Next?
    David Harvey: Chinese urbanization, construction and real estate speculation is saving global capitalism - will it burst as in the US?

      January 9, 2012

    Greece Should Default
    David Harvey: Greece should call Europe's bluff

      October 3, 14

    Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
    EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

      June 30, 2011

    Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
    EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

      June 30, 2011

    Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
    EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

      June 30, 2011

    Age of Greed: People Should Get Organized
    Jeff Madrick: The power of finance continues to assert itself over Obama and Congress

      July 6, 2011

    Age of Greed: The '90s and "Finance is Always Good"
    Jeff Madrick Pt.3: The Clinton-Bush years and the origins of the derivatives crisis and further deregulation

      July 4, 2011

    Age of Greed: Finance and Take Overs Overwhelm Reforming Manufacturing
    Jeff Madrick Pt.2: During the 70's and 80's the parasitical finance sector gains more power

      July 2, 2011

    Age of Greed
    Jeff Madrick author of Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to Present, discusses the roots of the current crisis

      June 30, 2011

    Bigotry and Blockbusting in Baltimore (2/3)
    Antero Pietila author of "Not in My Neighborhood": Blockbusting techniques made developers rich in Baltimore

      July 19, 2011

    Living Wage Debate in NY
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Research shows that living wage legislation will not significantly reduce the number of jobs

      October 3, 14

    Strikes put Greece on the Brink
    EuroNews: Modern-day Greeks have exercised their democratic right and have practically closed the whole country down

      June 15, 2011

    Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers' Resistance
    TRNN Replay: Leo Panitch: Greece will default on its debt, banks want to make Greek people pay a heavy price

      June 15, 2011

    Health Care is at Heart of Long-Term Debt Problem
    Bob Pollin: GOP Medicare plan no solution, but Obama allowing debate to be about cuts not jobs

      June 16, 2011

    Canadian Gov. Plans Austerity and North American Security Perimeter
    Canadian government throne speech plans to eliminate deficit by 2014 and move closer to US rules and regulations

      June 5, 2011

    Anti-Riot Police Clear Cataluna Square
    EuroNews: Spanish police in anti-riot gear fired rubber bullets and swung truncheons to disperse peaceful protesters in Barcelona

      May 28, 2011

    US Demands may Kill WTO Agreement
    Tim Wise: After 10 years WTO Doha round negotiations supposed to be dedicated to the developing countries have reached an impasse

      May 27, 2011

    WikiLeaks: Saudis Often Warned US About Oil Speculators
    Kevin Hall: The Saudis have been saying for years something should be done to curb the influence of banks that are speculating on the price of oil

      May 26, 2011

    Baltimore Protest Calls for Economic Justice
    Full Employment Baltimore campaign takes their demands to City Council

      October 3, 14

    Family Farmers Worse Off Despite High Prices
    Tim A. Wise: Family farmers caught in the middle between corporate monopolies

      May 25, 2011

    Mass rally in Lisbon over bailout and austerity cuts
    EuroNews: A lack of jobs and the bite of austerity measures prompted thousands of people to take to the streets of Lisbon on Thursday

      May 20, 2011

    Oil Price Hikes Trigger India Protests
    Al Jazeera: But rising oil prices have sparked massive protests across India

      May 19, 2011

    Anti-Austerity Rallies in Spain
    EuroNews: Police in Madrid made several arrests after a peaceful protest against government austerity measures ended in violent clashes

      May 17, 2011

    WikiLeaks Reveals US Wanted to Keep Russia out of Libyan Oil
    TRNN Replay - Kevin Hall: US wanted to block Italian Eni from acting as "stalking horse" for Gazprom

      October 3, 14

    S&P Warns of Potential Finance Meltdown
    Gerald Epstein: Real message of S&P downgrade of US debt outlook is threat of another meltdown of finance sector

      October 3, 14

    High Deficits were the Objective of Right Economics
    James Crotty: High deficits deliberately created to justify return to 1920's capitalism.

      October 3, 14

    Austerity Hawks Want a Return to 1920's Capitalism
    James Crotty: Objective of austerity campaign is a return to unregulated capitalism and weak unions

      May 5, 2011

    Bailout means tough times for people of Portugal
    EuroNews: The situation at the Federacao food bank in Lisbon is just one example of the tough economic situation in Portugal

      May 5, 2011

    Polls Show Canadian Election Surprise
    Leo Gerard: Social Democrat NDP surge defying predictions

      April 30, 2011

    What I Would Ask Bernanke
    James K. Galbraith: A few questions I would ask at the Head of the Fed's rare press conference Wednesday

      October 3, 14

    Financial 'monsters' threaten democracy
    Something corrupt at the core of the EU model

      October 3, 14

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.8
    Ha-Joon Chang: Financial markets need to become less--not more--efficient

      October 3, 14

    GOP Budget Ends Medicare
    Dean Baker: Media is failing to report how radical Republican budget is

      October 3, 14

    Debt and a Broken System
    Hudson and Wolff: Massive public debt incurred to bail out a broken private system

      October 3, 14

    Hudson/Wolff on Debt and Recession
    Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss the theatrics of the debt debate in Washington and why debt does matter

      October 3, 14

    "The People's Budget"
    TRNN Replay - Robert Pollin: A Wall St. tax would help fund infrastructure and health care investment

      April 22, 2011

    "The People's Budget"
    Robert Pollin discusses the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget proposal

      April 22, 2011

    Why Did S&P Issue Warning on US Bond Rating?
    Kevin Hall and Mark Weisbrot discuss reasons for Standard and Poor's warning US could lose AAA rating

      April 19, 2011

    Special Report: Honduran Teachers Get Shock Treatment
    Post-coup regime in Honduras carrying out unprecedented assault on the most organized sector of the resistance, the teachers

      October 3, 14

    Crisis is not Behind us
    Randall Wray: Banks are bigger than in '07; are cooking their books to show profits -- need regulation and increase in purchasing power and jobs program to avoid bigger crash

      May 30, 2011

    Roundtable on Sustainable Development
    A sustainable natural environment requires new forms of distribution and ownership

      May 21, 2011

    Will Millionaires Migrate?
    Report on research into migration patterns of the rich in states that have "millionaire's tax"

      April 16, 2011

    Obama Accepts Debt a Bigger Threat than Recession
    Bob Pollin: Obama debt speech avoids recession and need for massive jobs growth

      April 16, 2011

    Obama Delivers Republican Arguments
    Bill Black: Obama detaches the debt problem from the real economy

      April 14, 2011

    Corporate Stock Repurchases Manipulate Stock Prices
    William Lazonick: SEC allows corporate executives to make fortunes exercising stock options after large buybacks boost prices

      October 3, 14

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.7
    Ha-Joon Chang: Despite the fall of communism, we are in fact living in planned economies

      April 23, 2011

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.6
    Ha-Joon Chang: Making the rich richer doesn't make the rest of us richer

      April 22, 2011

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.5
    Ha-Joon Chang: US does Not have the highest living standard

      April 18, 2011

    Food and the Domination of Finance
    Jomo (UN Chief Economist): Speculation and lack of global cooperation are factors in creating global food crisis

      April 19, 2011

    Kucinich: Obama Admin Transferring Wealth to the Few
    Dennis Kucinich: Obama administration presiding over transfer of wealth from the mass to the upper few

      April 13, 2011

    "The Chinese Model"
    Capitalism, Chinese Style Pt.2 - Orville Schell

      May 14, 2011

    Capitalism, Chinese Style
    Orville Schell on China's view of American debt

      April 7, 2011

    Britain and the Netherlands to Take Iceland to Court
    EuroNews: Aftermath of Icelandic vote to rejected a plan to repay the 3.9 billion euros

      April 12, 2011

    Iceland Vote Freezes Repayment Plan
    Iceland could be facing a political and financial crisis after voters appeared to have rejected a referendum on a plan to repay debts to Britain and the Netherlands for a second time

      October 3, 14

    Politics and the Lords of Money
    Tom Ferguson: Billionaires and corporations find many hidden ways to control American politics

      April 10, 2011

    Sovereign Debt Crisis Excuse to Re-fight Thatcher-Reagan Wars
    Bill Janeway: No realistic chance that US or UK will default on debt but threat used to achieve Reagan-Thatcher objectives

      April 12, 2011

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.4
    Ha-Joon Chang: We do not live in a post-industrial age

      April 7, 2011

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.3
    Ha-Joon Chang: Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be

      April 7, 2011

    23 Things They Don't Tell you About Capitalism
    Ha-Joon Chang: There is no such thing as a free market

      April 4, 2011

    German Greens Win Big on Anti-Nuclear Power Vote
    EuroNews: Green Party supporters are celebrating in Germany after hearing they are on-track to get their first-ever state premiership.

      March 28, 2011

    New Haven Wants Janitors to Pay 1/3 of City Debt
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: New Haven plans to privatize school custodians cutting pay by 40%

      March 25, 2011

    Middle East Events Drive Oil Speculation
    Bob Pollin: Oil speculation can be limited if regulations are adopted in the Finance Reform Bill

      March 13, 2011

    What a Full Employment Policy Looks Like
    Robert Pollin: Full employment as a policy goal is the way out of the economic crisis

      March 21, 2011

    Ohio Bill 5 Will Kill Faculty Unions
    Cary Nelson: Bill 5 takes away all collective bargaining rights and grievance procedures in Ohio

      March 4, 2011

    An Upside-Down Economy
    A wide ranging interview with Rob Johnson on austerity, taxes, money and politics

      March 3, 2011

    Cutting Public Sector Wages Will Make Recession Worse
    Bob Pollin and Jeff Thompson: Public sector wages are not higher than comparable private sector; cuts will fuel recession

      February 25, 2011

    Austerity And The Budget Wars
    Damon Silvers of AFl-CIO: We support Obama's policy objectives, but will he fight for them, will his austerity narrative undermine that fight?

      February 23, 2011

    Austerity Budget Means More Unemployment
    Dean Baker: Obama is arguing on the Republican's turf, he's lost control of the debate

      February 14, 2011

    Speculation And The Frenzy in Food Markets
    The fight over financial regulation affects global food prices

      February 16, 2011

    North Dakota Tells Wall St. Not Only Game in Town
    Yves Smith: State-owned bank a model that publicly-owned banks can work

      February 11, 2011

    Reagan Made S&L Crisis Vastly Worse
    William K. Black: Reagan obstructed prosecutions against a wave of fraud

      February 7, 2011

    Reaganomics Was Pro Business, Not Pro 'Free Market'
    Yves Smith on Reagan Centennial: President Reagan broke unions and intervened in the market when big business required it

      February 5, 2011

    Black Americans Still Face Higher Unemployment, Incarceration Rates, And Lower Wages
    TRNN Replay: The Real News On Race with Jared Ball talks with Empower DC about the fight for affordable housing

      February 8, 2011

    Control Hot Money Says Economists
    Kevin Gallagher and Sarah Anderson call for Curbing Hot Capital Flows to Protect the Real Economy

      January 31, 2011

    Criminal Charges Must Be Laid - Former Finance Regulator
    William Black: Regulations were deliberately weakened to create conditions for systemic fraud

      February 1, 2011

    Inquiry Doesn't Call Crisis Systemic Fraud
    Michael Hudson: Financial Crisis Inquiry Report fails to call for criminal prosecutions against Wall Street

      January 28, 2011

    US Financial Crisis Was 'Avoidable'
    Al Jazeera: Commission blames regulators and banks

      January 28, 2011

    Big Question is The State of The States
    Bob Pollin and Bill Fletcher: State of the Union featured clean energy but didn't address funding states and cities on verge of bankruptcy

      January 26, 2011

    State of The Union Objective: Jobs or Reelection?
    Stephen Diamond: A real jobs strategy requires higher wages in China and the US

      January 25, 2011

    Dems And GOP Split Over Federal Reserve
    Matt Stoller: Both parties have representatives at odds with leadership over role of the Fed.

      January 19, 2011

    Will Republicans Defund Finance Reform?
    Gerald Epstein: GOP plans to water down an already watered down bill

      January 20, 2011

    Should Economists Declare Conflicts of Interest?
    Gerald Epstein: Study shows many economists who testify or write on finance do not reveal they work for financial institutions

      January 22, 2011

    Bank of America Settles Putback Claims For $2 Billion
    Newsy: Bank of America is paying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac $2.8 billion to buy back bad mortgage

      January 6, 2011

    Republicans' Deficit Ceiling Bluff an Attack on Social Security
    William K. Black: Forces pushing for cuts in social security preparing conditions for its demise

      January 4, 2011

    New International Accounting Rules Opens Door to Fraud
    Al Rosen: Over a hundred 'dirty tricks' possible under new IFRS accounting regulations

      January 8, 2011

    Canada - A Good Place For Swindlers
    Al Rosen, author of 'Swindlers' says Canada worse than US for protecting investor rights

      December 28, 2010

    Big Win for America's Super Rich
    Tom Ferguson: Obama-GOP bill a weak stimulus plan but a big give away to the super rich

      December 17, 2010

    Direct Action from Brazil to Wisconsin
    People in the US are looking to South America for inspiration in occupying homes and factories

      October 3, 14

    Winners and Losers in Obama-GOP Deal Pt.2
    Kevin G. Hall: None of the parts of the deal likely to be effective stimulus, each party trying please its base

      October 3, 14

    Winners and Losers in Obama-GOP Deal
    Kevin G. Hall: None of the parts of the deal likely to be effective stimulus, each party trying please its base

      October 3, 14

    The Recession is Also a Mancession
    Nancy Folbre: Men are losing jobs faster than women

      December 16, 2010

    Stimulus And Tax Cuts Not a Long-Term Solution
    Yves Smith: Stagnant and low wages must be addressed for real economic growth

      December 26, 2010

    Why Government is More Afraid of Debt than Depression
    Michael Hudson: Deficit Hawks Want a One Two Punch Against the Economy

      December 16, 2010

    World Tired of Paying Bill for US Military
    Michael Hudson: Major countries looking for alternatives to US dollar

      December 26, 2010

    Higher Taxes on Top 1% Equals Higher Productivity
    Michael Hudson: History of US shows economy grows when top tier tax rates and workers wages are high

      January 1, 2011

    A World Upside Down? Deficit Fantasies in the Great Recession
    Robert Johnson: Austerity and stagnation real risk to debt-to-GDP ratio

      December 13, 2010

    Money - Jane D'Arista
    The 200k Challenge Live Webcast

      December 10, 2010

    Austerity and stimulus - Leo Panitch and Bob Pollin
    The 200k Challenge Live Webcast

      December 10, 2010

    WikiLeaks and War is a Lie - David Swanson
    The 200k Challenge Live Webcast

      December 10, 2010

    Foreclosures on People Who Never Missed a Payment
    Yves Smith: Mortgage service industry makes more money from foreclosures than restructuring debt

      December 20, 2010

    Direct Democracy in Chicago
    Chicago's 49th Ward first US government to adopt Brazilian practice of letting the people make their own budgets

      October 3, 14

    US Treasury Global Capital Firefighter-in-Chief
    Leo Panitch: Republicans claim they want smaller government but during crisis support intervention in economy

      December 30, 2010

    Lowering Workers' Wages is the Objective
    Leo Panitch: Big Business opposed to government jobs programs, as their objective is to drive wages down through fear and global competition

      December 14, 2010

    Capital is Powerful, Not Rational
    Leo Panitch: The drive for austerity measures is destructive but bond holders focused on paying state debt without raising their taxes

      October 3, 14

    Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy
    Leo Panitch: US created financial crisis and European banks turned the Irish Miracle into a nightmare

      November 29, 2010

    The Tyranny of Soy Agribusiness in Paraguay
    Ben Dangl: President Lugo hasn't delivered on promises to the farmers who brought him to power, while transgenic soy farms expand

      October 3, 14

    Cotton Trade Injustice
    Channel 4: Fairtrade Foundation report says 19bn of handouts from the EU and US to American and European cotton farmers is locking west African farmers into poverty

      November 20, 2010

    End the Fed as we know it
    If Jane D'Arista were President, here's what she would do with the Fed

      December 23, 2010

    Parasitical Capital Not Lack of Gold the Problem
    Jane D'Arista: Head of World Bank suggestion return of gold standard is grasping at straws

      November 18, 2010

    Chomsky on Post-Midterm America
    Noam Chomsky: Liberal-conservative divide no more than an illusion amongst ordinary Americans

      October 3, 14

    Students Take to London Streets on Day of Protest
    Channel 4: An estimated 50,000 people marched in London against government cuts

      November 12, 2010

    NAFTA + US Farm Subsidies Devastates Mexican Agriculture
    Why Do Mexican Workers Head North Pt.2 - Tim Wise: US corn exported to Mexico at 19% below cost of production, based on his study

      December 20, 2010

    Why Do Mexican Workers Head North?
    Timothy Wise: Mexican agriculture was undermined by NAFTA and companies like Smithfield

      November 26, 2010

    The Dragon in the Room
    Kevin Gallagher: Chinese investment in resources creating lopsided economy in Latin America

      November 16, 2010

    Hot Money Creating Havoc in Global Economy
    Kevin Gallagher: Countries Using Capital Controls to Defend Against Speculators

      November 12, 2010

    Who Benefits From Austerity
    James Crotty: What Does Wall St. Want Out of Austerity and What Benefits Does it Gain From a Small Government?

      December 7, 2010

    Deficit Hawks Continue Post-WWII Attack on Labor
    James Crotty: Big business using crisis to continue rolling back wages and safety net

      November 28, 2010

    Austerity Road to 19th Century
    James Crotty: Right-wing billionaires use crisis to weaken social safety net

      November 13, 2010

    Who Pays the Bill for the Fed's QE2?
    Kevin Gallagher: Quantitative easing forces crippling cost on developing countries

      November 11, 2010

    The Turkey Votes for Thanksgiving
    Banks to Cash-In Again on New Fed Plan Pt.2 with Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith

      November 10, 2010

    Banks to Cash-In Again on New Fed Plan
    Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith: Fed's $600 B cash injection may do no more than increase banker profits

      November 9, 2010

    Pennsylvania to Become 'Gasland'?
    Pennsylvanians set to take on gov't, industry, and Karl Rove over one of world's largest gas deposits

      October 3, 14

    Who Benefits From Deflation?
    Pollin: Deflation is dangerous to overall economy, but Fed policy is no solution

      November 19, 2010

    Will Fed's 600 Billion Jumpstart Economy?
    Robert Pollin: Nothing in Fed's new plan will make banks lend more money

      November 6, 2010

    Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life
    TRNN Replay - Jeannette Wicks-Lim: A proposal to combine minimum wage and earned income tax credit policies to guarantee a decent living wage

      December 31, 2010

    Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life
    TRNN Replay: Jeannette Wicks-Lim: A proposal to combine minimum wage and earned income tax credit policies to guarantee a decent living wage

      December 31, 2010

    Austerity Could Lead to Lost Decade
    Rob Johnson: They could accelerate foreign policy conflict to direct attention outwards

      November 4, 2010

    Free Gas in Pennsylvania?
    PA to Become 'Gasland' Pt2: Trillions in revenue expected, yet new Governor pledges not to tax companies

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Economic Policy Failed, GOP Will be Worse
    Tom Ferguson: Stimulus too small; increasing money supply won't work; austerity will raise unemployment

      October 31, 2010

    Municipal Meltdown in Harrisburg
    Elections an afterthought in capital city of key state as bank debts threaten basic public services

      October 3, 14

    City Debt Crisis Eclipses Elections in PA Capital
    Report from Harrisburg: Kindergarten and fire protection under threat in most indebted city in the US

      October 3, 14

    Chinese Currency War a Red Herring?
    Epstein: The focus on China's monetary policy is a diversion from the real problems facing US economy

      October 28, 2010

    Nanny vs Daddy State or Real Responsibility
    James K. Boyce: There is individual irresponsibility on the right of US politics

      October 26, 2010

    Are Public Sector Workers Overpaid?
    TRNN REPLAY Jeff Thompson: New study shows experienced state workers paid less than private sector

      October 25, 2010

    Poor Hit More by Spending Review Cuts, Says IFS
    Channel 4: IFS reveals the half-truths, "stealth cuts" and real victims of the Spending Review cuts

      October 22, 2010

    Schiff vs. Henwood on Economic Crisis
    Free market guru Peter Schiff debates Doug Henwood of Left Business Observer on causes and solutions

      October 20, 2010

    Las Vegas Loses Shine Due To Unemployment
    Al Jazeera: Las Vegas unemployment rate ranked among the highest in the country

      October 15, 2010

    American Banks Under Scrutiny
    Al Jazeera: American officials are looking into allegations that mortgage lenders acted illegally

      October 15, 2010

    Is Unemployment "Natural"?
    Bubbles Make Rich Richer Pt.2. Austerity measures will create higher "natural unemployment"

      October 19, 2010

    Bubbles Make Rich Richer and Others Unemployed
    James Heintz: Asset bubble creates a fictitious economy that keeps unemployment down until bubble bursts

      October 18, 2010

    Finance - Highway Robbers to Drunken Drivers
    Sony Kapoor: Global finance system like a highway without police, ready for another crash

      October 14, 2010

    How Hank Paulson's Inaction Helped Goldman Sachs
    Bill Black says Paulson missed multiple chances to contain the disaster

      October 10, 2010

    Black Americans face higher joblessness
    Al Jazeera: The jobs crisis has a devastating impact on minority groups, particularly African Americans

      October 9, 2010

    The Broker Who Called the Crisis and Was Ignored
    Michael Blomquist: From 2003 I wrote letters, made calls, even filed a lawsuit but nobody listened

      October 3, 14

    Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis?
    Ecuadorian filmmaker Oscar Len presents his take on country's history that led to the crisis, Pt. 1/2

      October 3, 14

    European Workers Distance from US Through Action
    Richard Wolff: European workers say they won't pay for crisis while US counterparts talk of 'One Nation

      October 3, 14

    Europeans Protest Budget Cuts
    Newsy: Tens of thousands of European workers protested austerity measures by the EU

      September 30, 2010

    Do Undocumented Workers Take Jobs and Lower Wages?
    Dube: Increasing evidence that legalizing undocumented workers has a positive effect on the economy

      October 13, 2010

    Does a Higher Minimum Wage Reduce Jobs?
    Dube: New study shows higher minimum wage has little effect on jobs and helps raise other wages

      October 7, 2010

    "Creative Destruction" and Fascism
    Austerity Not a Solution Pt.5 with Robert Pollin

      September 29, 2010

    US Economy A Train Wreck?
    Austerity Not a Solution Pt.4 with Robert Pollin

      September 27, 2010

    If Stimulus Works, Why is Unemployment So High?
    Austerity Not a Solution Pt.3 with Robert Pollin

      September 26, 2010

    A Crisis in Business Confidence?
    Austerity Not a Solution Pt.2 with Robert Pollin

      September 25, 2010

    Austerity Not a Solution
    Robert Pollin: Stimulus and debt not creating inflation

      September 24, 2010

    US Senate Defers the Dream
    GOP filibuster blocks passage of youth immigration reform and repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

      October 3, 14

    Fact and Fiction in Debate Over Bush Tax Cuts
    Kevin Hall: Both sides are busy bending and stretching the truth

      October 3, 14

    THE REAL BALTIMORE: INVISIBLE HAND WAVES GOODBYE
    On the streets of 'The Wire', Thomas Ferguson on financial crisis and the people of Baltimore

      September 9, 2010

    The Real Baltimore: Invisible Hand Waves Goodbye
    On the streets of 'The Wire', Thomas Ferguson on financial crisis and the people of Baltimore

      September 9, 2010

    Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt. 2
    Livesey: In Ciudad Juarez, the murder capital of Mexico, the military is picking winners amongst cartels

      October 3, 14

    Behind Mexico's Bloodshed Pt.1
    Bruce Livesey: While free trade wiped out Mexico's traditional agriculture, the drug cartels moved in

      October 3, 14

    RISE OF PALESTINIAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    Should people boycott Israel? Pt.5 Omar Barghouti

      September 4, 2010

    IS SOME CRITIQUE OF ISRAEL ANTISEMITIC?
    Should people boycott Israel? Pt.4 Omar Barghouti

      September 3, 2010

    THE FATAH HAMAS SPLIT
    SHOULD PEOPLE BOYCOTT ISRAEL? Pt.3 Omar Barghouti

      September 1, 2010

    THE FATAH HAMAS SPLIT
    Should people boycott Israel? Pt.3 Omar Barghouti

      September 1, 2010

    Has Israel Moved to the Right?
    Should people boycott Israel? Pt.2 with Omar Barghouti

      August 31, 2010

    Should People Boycott Israel?
    Omar Barghouti explains the aims of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

      August 29, 2010

    Should People Boycott Israel?
    Omar Barghouti explains the aims of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

      August 29, 2010

    THE LIMITS OF STIMULUS
    Doug Henwood: Austerity in the face of weakness Pt.2

      August 27, 2010

    WAGES AND THE CRISIS
    Doug Henwood: Austerity in the face of weakness Pt.3

      August 28, 2010

    AUSTERITY IN THE FACE OF WEAKNESS
    Doug Henwood: As the far right calls for austerity, no one is thinking about a new economic model.

      August 26, 2010

    "GO WHERE THE MONEY IS"
    Paul Jay: Harper wants to cut the deficit. How about Bob Blair's plan for a wealth tax?

      August 12, 2010

    CORRUPTION COUNTERS CHINA'S PLANNING
    WILL CHINESE WORKERS CHALLENGE GLOBAL CAPITALISM? PT.2 MINQI LI INTERVIEW

      August 19, 2010

    WILL CHINESE WORKERS CHALLENGE GLOBAL CAPITALISM?
    Minqi Li: Wave of strikes for higher wages could become a political movement

      October 3, 14

    TAX WEALTHY - INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND SCHOOLS
    Jeff Thompson: Payoff from infrastructure and education spending greater than lost purchasing power

      August 11, 2010

    MARGOLIS ARGUES IN SUPPORT OF G20 AUSTERITY POLICY
    Eric Margolis debates Paul Jay about the ways to reduce government debt

      August 8, 2010

    FINANCE BILL RELIES ON REGULATION AND THE FED
    Finance Reform Bill Helps 5 Big Banks Pt.2 - Bill does not take on the Federal Reserve

      August 1, 2010

    AUSTERITY, THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?
    Channel 4: Spending cuts - axe falls on Nottinghamshire

      July 29, 2010

    FINANCE REFORM BILL HELPS 5 BIG BANKS
    Jane D'Arista: Bill put some brakes on speculation but will strengthen monopolization of sector

      July 29, 2010

    NEW FINANCE BILL - WHO REGULATES THE REGULATORS?
    Finance bill will not prevent crisis- Pt.3. Bill Black: Many Bush regulators still in place

      July 27, 2010

    PERU POVERTY DRIVES ILLEGAL MINING
    Al Jazeera: Thousands of people in Peru have moved to gold mining areas in the hope of striking it rich

      July 25, 2010

    EFFECTS OF G20 DRIVE TO AUSTERITY
    Jane D'Arista: This crisis has brought forth the notion of class warfare, the haves vs. the have-nots

      July 28, 2010

    THOSE WHO BETRAYED GOT RICH
    NEW FINANCE BILL WILL NOT PREVENT ANOTHER CRISIS PT2. Bill Black on derivatives and rating agencies

      July 24, 2010

    NEW FINANCE BILL WILL NOT PREVENT ANOTHER CRISIS
    Bill Black: Administration and Congress not willing to break up big banks or control exec. compensation

      July 23, 2010

    THE COMING 'REGULATION WARS' COULD BE A BLOODBATH
    US FINANCE BILL LACKS POWER TO CURB WALL ST. PT.2 - Interview with Gerald Epstein

      July 20, 2010

    THE MISSING WORDS AT THE G-20
    Paul Jay on the G-20 declaration - an absurd plan for the global economic crisis

      July 19, 2010

    The Missing Words at the G-20
    TRNN Replay: Paul Jay on the G-20 declaration - an absurd plan for the global economic crisis

      July 19, 2010

    US FINANCE BILL LACKS POWER TO CURB WALL ST.
    Gerald Epstein: It's like a world cup game where one team only has a goalie with his hands tied

      July 18, 2010

    GOLDMAN 'TOO BIG TO PROSECUTE'
    Bill Black: SEC fine against Goldman is no deterrence, it will all happen again

      July 17, 2010

    PRODUCTIVITY IS UP SO WHY CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS?
    Robert Pollin: Imposing 'austerity' at this time could be calamitous

      July 16, 2010

    PRODUCTIVITY IS UP SO WHY CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS? PT2
    Robert Pollin: We must transition from neo-liberal model to a wage-led economy

      July 23, 2010

    FINANCE REFORM BILL SHOWS POWER OF WALL ST.
    Thomas Ferguson: A few small useful measures, but the bill strengthens the Fed and is weak on big issues

      July 12, 2010

    Israel's Elite and the Far Right
    Political economy of Israel's occupation Pt6 - Hever: Israel sells itself as 'frontline' against Islam

      July 14, 2010

    ONE STATE OR TWO, THERE SHOULD BE ECONOMIC JUSTICE
    The political economy of Israel's occupation Pt.5- The only state now is Israel, it has obligations

      July 13, 2010

    The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation
    Hever: 18 families control 60% of the equity value of all companies in Israel

      July 6, 2010

    CREATION & DESTRUCTION IN DETROIT
    Yusef Shakur's tour of Zone 8: From Motown to economic and social ruin to a new post-industrial rebirth

      July 5, 2010

    TORONTO G-20 - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    Paul Jay: Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to social safety net the G-20 plan for the future?

      June 28, 2010

    Toronto G-20 - The Shape of Things To Come
    TRNN Replay: Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to social safety net the G-20 plan for the future?

      June 28, 2010

    TORONTO G-20 - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    TRNN Replay - Paul Jay: Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to social safety net the G-20 plan for the future?

      June 28, 2010

    TORONTO G-20 - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    Paul Jay: Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to social safety net the G-20 plan for the future?

      June 28, 2010

    G-20: Doves on finance reform, hawks on austerity
    Rob Johnson: Real cause of massive debt was caused by finance sector, not people's social programs

      June 25, 2010

    RATIONAL AND IRRATIONAL ZIONISM
    The political economy of Israel's occupation Pt4- Shir Hever on the moderates and the right

      July 12, 2010

    THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION Pt.3
    Israeli elite profited through privatization of public assets - workers are asked to sacrifice

    G-20: Is state debt the great threat?
    Dean Baker: Most G-20 leaders are pushing the same policies that led the world into the Great Depression

      June 22, 2010

    Public option needed to control Wall St.
    Pollin - Regulating derivatives Pt.2: AIG, Fannie and Freddie need public mission, not profit motive

      June 19, 2010

    Regulating Derivatives Could Lower Price of Food
    Pollin: Unregulated speculation in food and oil major factor in creating food and energy price bubbles

      June 16, 2010

    Regulating derivatives could lower price of food
    Pollin: Unregulated speculation in food and oil major factor in creating food and energy price bubbles

      June 16, 2010

    "ONLY THE SUPER-RICH CAN SAVE US"
    In Ralph Nader's book a few American billionaires want to return power to the people - a work of fiction

      July 13, 2010

    NADER: Weak regulations, not a shift in power
    Ralph Nader: The finance reform bill is a set of weak regulations; what's needed is a shift in power

      June 14, 2010

    Pass a weak finance bill and call it victory?
    Rob Johnson: Finance reform will get weaker; hiding actual fragility of banks through accounting tricks

      June 11, 2010

    Decades of high unemployment likely
    Baker: Current policies more concerned with deficit than solving unemployment crisis

      June 18, 2010

    Dean: If finance bill weakened, I won't support it
    Howard Dean: If they water down the Lincoln amendment on derivates trading I won't support the bill

      June 9, 2010

    Did Bush officials hide depth of AIG problems?
    Greg Gordon: Paulson either plunged ahead without understanding AIG financials or was less "than candid"

      June 9, 2010

    Banks still the powerhouse in DC
    David Arkush: Bank lobbyists outnumber reform lobbyists 11 to 1 on derivatives legislation alone

      May 29, 2010

    Finance bill doesn't prevent "structural blackmail"
    Gerald Epstein: Support the bill, but it's only one small step towards real financial reform

      May 27, 2010

    Kucinich won't vote for finance bill
    Dennis Kucinich: Without real reform of the FED I won't vote for this bill

      May 27, 2010

    What happened to the "death of the dollar?"
    William Engdahl, The Gods of Money Pt..2 - US fights to maintain dollar hegemony at expense of economy

      June 1, 2010

    The Gods of Money - German style
    F. William Engdahl: The German banks played casino with Wall Street and now demand austerity from Greece

      May 31, 2010

    Finance Bill: a few good measures but mostly show
    William Black: Senate Finance Bill has a few good reforms, but maintains structural blackmail

      May 24, 2010

    Finance Bill mostly window dressing Pt2
    William Black: There are obvious things that should have been in the bill

      May 26, 2010

    The IMF's mid-life crisis Pt.2
    Ilene Grabel: IMF considers dropping opposition to capital controls for emerging economies

      May 19, 2010

    The IMF's mid-life crisis
    Ilene Grabel: IMF seeks new image but has one set of policies for rich countries and another for poor

      May 18, 2010

    Campaign to cut entitlements picking up in U.S.
    Part 2: Campaign draws "link" between debt to China, and spending on Social Security and Medicare

      October 3, 14

    U.S. retirement benefits to be cut?
    Peter Peterson and the campaign against Social Security and Medicare, Pt. 1

      October 3, 14

    US supported economics spurred Mexican emigration
    Dan La Botz: Decades of neo-liberal reforms waged an attack on workers standard of living

      May 1, 2010

    Wall Street Owns the Country
    Courtesy of History Channel "The People Speak": Kathleen Chalfant performs words of an 1800s activist

      April 29, 2010

    Ending structural blackmail? Pt2
    Epstein: There are several ways to hold "rainmakers" accountable; unlikely in current bills

      April 28, 2010

    Ending structural blackmail?
    Epstein: None of the measures being considered will end "too big to fail"

      April 27, 2010

    Ending structural blackmail? Pt.3
    Epstein: Need to make parasitical forms of investment illegal, need public control of finance sector

      April 29, 2010

    Ending structural blackmail? Pt4
    Epstein: Banks use the Federal Reserve to hold the economy hostage

      October 3, 14

    Greeks protest austerity measures
    AlJazeera: Financial problems continue to pile up for the Greek government

      April 23, 2010

    Will ratings agencies be held accountable?
    Kevin Hall reports on hearings into ratings agencies role in financial meltdown

      April 23, 2010

    Will ratings agencies be held accountable?
    TRNN Replay: Kevin Hall reports on hearings into ratings agencies role in financial meltdown

      April 23, 2010

    Bill Black on Lehman Bros. failure
    Bill Black's eye-popping opening statement at House Committee hearing on Lehman Bros. failure

      April 22, 2010

    Euro on way to a crash?
    Jayati Ghosh: The future of the eurozone itself is now at stake

      April 22, 2010

    No Indian Miracle
    TRNN REPLAY Jayati Ghosh: 110 million living well, hundreds of millions in abject poverty

      April 24, 2010

    Global food bubble on the way?
    Jayati Ghosh: Food prices set to surge due to Wall Street speculation

      May 5, 2010

    Global food bubble on the way? Pt.2
    Jayati Ghosh: We have to ban finance speculation that does not physically hold food commodities

      May 6, 2010

    Crisis not 'big government" won Brown Massachusetts
    Ferguson: Study shows it was jobs and housing crisis that lost Mass. election - bad news for Democrats

      April 19, 2010

    Goldman Sachs charged with fraud
    McClatchy's Greg Gordon explains SEC charges against Goldman Sachs

      April 17, 2010

    Can US dollar remain world's currency?
    D'Arista: US dollar as world's reserve currency is great if you own a bank; not much good for Main St.

      April 14, 2010

    Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.2
    Jane D'Arista: Big states will defend dollar, but private capital may move to precious metals and oil

      April 15, 2010

    Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.3
    Jane D'Arista: System depends on US as importer of last resort but wages too low and credit not there

      April 16, 2010

    Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.4
    D'Arista: The world wants a new reserve currency - would be good for Americans too

      October 3, 14

    Out of work in the US
    AlJazeera: Tens of millions of Americans unemployed are a 'social state of emergency'

      April 9, 2010

    The crisis of neoliberalism
    Dumnil: Neoliberalism imposed a new discipline on worker, cutting the progress of purchasing power.

      March 30, 2010

    The crisis of neoliberalism Pt.2
    Dumnil: Neoliberal trends setting up a terrible future of inequality and exploitation for the workers

      March 31, 2010

    To rob a country, own a bank Pt5
    What will it take for real finance reform - next "big one" will be much worse

      March 23, 2010

    To rob a country, own a bank
    William Black, author of "Best way to rob a bank is to own one" talks about deliberate fraud on Wall St.

      March 19, 2010

    To rob a country, own a bank Pt2
    William Black: The finance sector is a huge parasite, it transfers wealth from the poor to the rich

      March 20, 2010

    To rob a country, own a bank Pt3
    Black: So many shoes to fall from this crisis it will be like Imelda Marcos closet after an earthquake

      October 3, 14

    To rob a country, own a bank Pt4
    William Black: Ten steps to reform the finance sector - that the Administration and Congress won't do

      March 22, 2010

    Predatory lenders and consumer protection
    Kevin Hall: If consumer protection agency is not independent, can it really offer protection?

      March 12, 2010

    Greece, a crisis born of neo-liberal madness
    G�rard Dum�nil: Cutting wages and social spending will make the crisis worse

      March 10, 2010

    Greece, a Crisis Born of Neo-Liberal Madness
    TRNN Replay - Gerard Dumenil: Cutting wages and social spending will make the crisis worse

      March 10, 2010

    Olympic dream vs. Vancouver reality
    Media love-in with Winter Olympics challenged by city's new journalist co-op

      October 3, 14

    Should Fannie and Freddie be public utilities?
    Kevin Hall: Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac did not cause the financial crisis

      March 3, 2010

    Greek workers refuse to pay for crisis
    Lines being drawn in first of many debt crises set to sweep across the globe

      October 3, 14

    High unemployment likely for years to come
    Kevin Hall: Bernanke's testimony suggests unemployment at high levels for close to a decade

      February 25, 2010

    Do higher wages cause inflation?
    Robert Pollin addresses wages and prices

      March 7, 2010

    How to create 18 million jobs Pt. 2
    Robert Pollin: Based on a "normal" pace of recovery, it could be 2018 before unemployment hits 4%

      February 24, 2010

    How to create 18 million jobs
    Robert Pollin: Reaching 4% unemployment by 2012 is possible

      February 2, 2010

    ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery
    Obama says the stimulus saved or created 2 million jobs in 2009. But is the recovery really working?

      February 20, 2010

    Strategic denial of oil in Haiti?
    Engdahl: Geophysics suggest there could be massive oil and mineral deposits in Haiti

      February 19, 2010

    Carbon caps - Who gets the cash? Pt2
    James Boyce: Auction, cap and rebate is a better way to control carbon emissions

      February 9, 2010

    The US Fiscal Deficit: Scare Stories vs. Reality
    Robert Pollin: There are ways to cut the deficit without freezing social spending

      February 6, 2010

    Obama takes on Wall Street? Pt.2
    Epstein: Obama plan won't reduce size of institutions so if they fail, they don't threaten system

      January 24, 2010

    Financial crisis inquiry begins
    Will commission lead to legislation and criminal prosecution, or just more cathartic theater?

      October 3, 14

    Goldman's Cayman casino Pt.2
    Greg Gordon: Will the Financial Crisis inquiry Commission ask the real questions?

      October 3, 14

    Goldman's Cayman casino
    Goldman used Cayman Islands for billions of complicated debt and gambling schemes

      January 12, 2010

    False values and structural blackmail Pt.3
    James Crotty: People should demand legislation that breaks the power of major financial firms

      January 12, 2010

    Plunder, a Wall Street story
    Danny Schechter: Financial meltdown is a crime story

      January 11, 2010

    False values and structural blackmail
    James Crotty: The creation of speculative bubbles creates false values which leads to huge bonuses

      January 10, 2010

    Exec compensation: "Heads I win tails you lose"
    James Crotty: Financial execs make large bonuses and don't care about risk; knew govt. would save them

      January 8, 2010

    Obama and great expectations
    Glen Ford: Critical elements of black progressive leadership are distancing themselves from Pres. Obama

      January 5, 2010

    The grim state of the states Pt. 3
    Heintz: Higher wages a solution, but states not making unionization easier and cut public sector wages

      January 5, 2010

    Afghanistan and global dominance Pt1
    Engdahl: US-China strategy driving Afghan war, but no real long-range thinking in place

      January 4, 2010

    The grim state of the states Pt.2
    James Heintz: Unemployment and low wages cutting state revenue from sales and income taxes

      January 4, 2010

    The grim state of the states Pt.1
    James Heintz: 900,000 state workers across the US could lose jobs as state deficits explode

      January 3, 2010

    The crash can happen again Pt4
    Robert Johnson: Nothing in current financial reform legislation will stop another crash

      January 2, 2010

    Obama had a choice Pt.3
    Robert Johnson: Obama should have saved the functions of the banks not the bankers and the shareholders

      December 31, 2009

    Crony capitalism unchanged Pt1
    Robert Johnson: Only public money pushed the economy back from the cliff; it can all happen again

      December 29, 2009

    Wall St: More complicated, more profitable Pt.2
    Robert Johnson: Does the White House govern wall street or the other way around?

      December 30, 2009

    Is war necessary for progress? Pt2
    Robert Pollin: It's not war that creates technological development, it's the state investment

      December 25, 2009

    Is war the answer to a depression? Pt1
    Robert Pollin: It wasn't war that ended the 1930s Depression, it was massive government spending

      December 24, 2009

    American Casino
    Andrew Cockburn co-producer of the documentary "American Casino" talks about the sub-prime crash

      December 13, 2009

    "Let the pitch forks do their job"
    Andrew Cockburn, producer of American Casino Pt2: From Greenspan's "faulty ideology" to today's Fed

      December 14, 2009

    Naomi Klein on the 'new climate ball-game'
    Klein tells AlJazeera why climate change is the single greatest barrier to human development

      December 12, 2009

    Obama's jobs summit
    Kevin G. Hall: Obama has to make bold moves if he is to reduce unemployment

      December 8, 2009

    China, America & the economic crisis
    Can China maintain growth during American recession

      October 3, 14

    Tax havens & currency speculation Pt.4
    Sony Kapoor on the rise of Goldman Sachs and the need to democratize the economy

      November 24, 2009

    Tax havens & currency speculation Pt.3
    Kapoor: A depression of wages and real demand will lead to a more radical recession

      November 23, 2009

    Tax havens & currency speculation Pt.2
    Kapoor: Closing tax havens could pay for health care

      November 21, 2009

    Tax havens & currency speculation
    Kapoor: Tax currency speculation, close off-shore tax havens and raise tax on unearned income

      November 20, 2009

    The unemployed should besiege the administration
    Ferguson Pt.4: Profits go up as jobs are cut; people will not accept 20% unemployment

      November 22, 2009

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.8
    Jane D'Arista on a "public option" in the finance sector

      November 18, 2009

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.7
    Jane D'Arista on gold and fiat money

      October 3, 14

    Will Credit Raters Dodge Change...Again?
    Will Washington really demand change and hold the raters accountable?

      October 3, 14

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.6
    Jane D'Arista: Democratize or replace The Fed

      October 3, 14

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.5
    Jane D'Arista: The Fed should be replaced by a central bank run in the public interest

      October 3, 14

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.4
    Jane D'Arista: Obama admin. and leading members of Congress want to leave power in the hands of the Fed

      November 14, 2009

    Why no bank regulation with teeth?
    Ferguson Pt3: No change on finance side is due to the fact that US has a money-driven political system

      November 21, 2009

    Giant holes in new banking rules
    Ferguson Pt2: Too little in the banking bill, nothing is preventing another banking crisis

      November 20, 2009

    Must be a new jobs program or Dems will pay
    Tom Ferguson Pt1: The stimulus program was far too small, a much larger one is still needed

      November 19, 2009

    Energy efficiency now Pt1
    Pollin: Massive investment in energy efficiency and public transport can drive economy

      November 9, 2009

    Energy efficiency now Part 2
    Pollin: Double the number of busses and make them affordable will drive Detroit and the green economy

      November 10, 2009

    Energy efficiency now Part 3
    Pollin: For developing countries going green doesn't mean slowing growth

      November 11, 2009

    Tax the speculators and create a public bank
    Robert Pollin: Tax speculation, create a public bank and rating agency are necessary reforms

      January 6, 2010

    Anatomy of casino capitalism
    Jane D'Arista unravels the web of banking confidence schemes

      November 11, 2009

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.3
    Jane D'Arista: Strong dollar, lower wages and relaxed regulations - Wall Street got what they wanted

      November 13, 2009

    Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.2
    Jane D'Arista: Banks' wild speculation led to the crash - it's happening again

      November 12, 2009

    Can the Goldman ponzi scheme happen again?
    Greg Gordon: There is nothing that can prohibit or stop the Wall St. firms from making secret bets

      November 5, 2009

    Goldman's walk on subprime wild side
    Goldman climbed into bed with New Century Financial Corp's unreviewed and off-shore deals

      November 4, 2009

    Goldman left investors holding its subprime bag
    Inside investment circular were the details of a secret $2 billion deal channeled through a tax haven.

      November 2, 2009

    How Goldman secretly bet on the US housing crash
    Goldman didnt tell buyers of $40 billion in securities it was secretly betting the other way

      November 1, 2009

    Goldman taking away people's homes
    The Beckers fell months behind on their mortgage and finally found it was Goldman after their house

      November 1, 2009

    The Beckers tell their story
    The Beckers tell of their years long struggle to save their house

      November 2, 2009

    GOLDMAN SACHS' SECRET BETS
    McClatchy's Greg Gordon reports that Goldman knew that mortgages were not being properly reviewed

      November 1, 2009

    The Dollar: Dive or survive?
    Leo Panitch on the US dollar's place in the global economy

      October 16, 2009

    The Dollar: Dive or survive? Pt.2
    Leo Panitch: Lower dollar will harm developing countries; will offer little help to US workers

      October 17, 2009

    Do the right thing
    Anthony Pt.2: People must force administration to build sustainable communities

      October 26, 2009

    Saving Detroit
    Anthony: Detroit's experiment utilizes vacant land, stops state-wide investment in dev't on the fringe

      October 22, 2009

    Saving Detroit
    Anthony: Detroit's experiment utilizes vacant land, stops state-wide investment in dev't on the fringe

      October 22, 2009

    Saving Detroit
    Anthony: Detroit's experiment utilizes vacant land, stops state-wide investment in dev't on the fringe

      October 22, 2009

    Organizing for the poor
    Williams: For over two decades poor people in the US have been criminalized and vilified

      October 28, 2009

    Globalization, a "devastating success" Pt.3
    Jomo KS: As a consequence of globalization the deal which must be made today must be a global deal

      October 20, 2009

    Globalization, a "devastating success" Pt.2
    Jomo KS: New type of protectionism will use a guise of saving the environment or fight for human rights

      October 20, 2009

    Globalization, a "devastating success"
    Jomo K.S.: "Before the crisis, finance accounted for 15% of the economy, but had 40% of the profits."

      October 3, 2009

    Is this a recovery? Pt.7
    Kapoor: When progress is measured by how the things that are going wrong slow down, you have a problem

      September 22, 2009

    The Fed and the Dollar
    Sony Kapoor Pt 6: The Federal Reserve and about the movement to "de-dollarize" the world

      September 21, 2009

    Leaving Lehman, exposing Wall St Pt.5
    Kapoor: The financial reforms on the table are not enough

      September 20, 2009

    Derivatives and tax havens
    Kapoor Pt4: One-third of all global economic activity passes through tax havens, with little difficulty

      October 3, 14

    More volatility equals more profit
    Sony Kapoor Pt.3: The more volatile the financial environment is, the more profit investment banks make

      September 17, 2009

    Lehman legacy and the predator state
    Galbraith: One year after crash, a new profit model has emerged for US banks, free public money

      October 3, 14

    Obama goes to Wall St.
    365 days after Lehman collapse, still no new bank regulation, and White House proposals face tough climb

      September 15, 2009

    Wall street musical chairs continues
    Sony Kapoor: Leaving Lehman, exposing Wall Street Pt.2

      September 16, 2009

    Leaving Lehman, exposing Wall Street
    Sony Kapoor left life as an investment banker to reveal the "dark magic" of finance capital

      September 14, 2009

    Labor Day, the Less Radical Alternative to May Day
    In 2009, Jeannette Wicks-Lim from PERI said low-wage work was likely to predominate future job creation through 2016, but that unions can act to counter that trend

      October 3, 14

    Call for caps on bankers' bonuses
    Britain, France and Germany to demand curbs on bankers' bonuses, EU at odds whether the downturn is over

      September 4, 2009

    Recession threatens public order in Romania
    For many of the countries of Eastern Europe economic woes still loom large.

      August 31, 2009

    Health-care wars
    From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean

      August 31, 2009

    Health-care wars
    From pro-single payer to anti-government plans, a report from a town hall in Virginia with Howard Dean

      August 31, 2009

    Did Bernanke save the world?
    Focus on the face at the top of Federal Reserve neglects questioning the institution and the system

      August 28, 2009

    Who really pulled the trigger on Lehman?
    One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered financial turmoil around the world

      August 25, 2009

    Is Chinese "miracle" real?
    Wolff: China's growth is either a miracle or something frightening - numbers disconnected from reality

      August 2, 2009

    Profits driving stocks a sign of danger
    Rick Wolff: Upswing in stocks comes from profits due to cutbacks and concessions, worse is yet to come

      July 28, 2009

    Tax the rich to pay for health care?
    Wolff: Rich people do not make an economy strong. What makes the country wealthy is its people.

      October 3, 14

    G-20 or G-192: Fear of the South
    West shutting UN out of global crisis response, as South governments question pillars of world economy

      October 3, 14

    G-20 or G-192: Which is more 'global'?
    UN General Assembly vying for leadership over global economic crisis, despite objections from the West

      October 3, 14

    Federal Reserve: Same old sheriff on Wall St.
    Pollin: Obama plan to 'empower' the Fed won't reign in casino capitalism; finance must be democratized

      June 24, 2009

    California a failed state
    The state is $24bn short of balancing its books this year - and the poor will pay

      June 12, 2009

    Road to Ruin
    ANP: Online Lenders Fight Regulation

      October 3, 14

    Thoroughly modern Marx Pt.1
    Leo Panitch: Marx was a realist; the real romantics think you can have capitalism without great crisis

      May 30, 2009

    Thoroughly modern Marx Pt.1
    Leo Panitch: Marx was a realist; the real romantics think you can have capitalism without great crisis

      May 30, 2009

    Borrowing into submission?
    Bankrupt governments are finding the IMF an unfit lender, but alternatives may have arrived

      May 16, 2009

    Road to Ruin: Mortgage fraud scandal brewing
    Criminal fraud may be the most underreported aspect of our current financial crisis

      May 13, 2009

    50bn more injected into UK economy
    The Bank of England announces it is effectively printing more money

      May 11, 2009

    National health care better be good
    Wolff: Employers will push workers off company plans so Gov't plan must be comprehensive (TRNN Replay)

      October 3, 14

    National health care better be good
    Wolff Pt.4: Employers will push workers off company health plans so Gov plan must be comprehensive

      October 3, 14

    Autoworkers compete to keep jobs on reality show
    Skewer - Onion: workers at two Ford plants battle it out - one plant will close, 3,000 will get the axe

      May 4, 2009

    Too big to fail, too big to be privately owned
    Wolff Pt.2: Auto industry affects the whole society, it's too significant for private ownership

      May 2, 2009

    Could union ownership reshape auto?
    Wolff Pt.3: Unions should convert their position as owners into active participation in making decisions

      May 4, 2009

    Mortgage bankers celebrate victory
    Anti-bankruptcy reform legislation is giving mortgage brokers a reason to celebrate

      May 1, 2009

    Florida officials consider 'state of emergency'
    The foreclosure rate and unemployment numbers are so high a commissioner calls it a man-made disaster

      April 23, 2009

    Road to Ruin: Burned by Brokers
    ANP: "Toxic assets" are actually mortgages and, by extension, houses and the people who live in them

      April 16, 2009

    Welcome to the new new world order
    Pepe Escobar Pt.1: A tsunami of hype around another "new world order"

      April 14, 2009

    Welcome to the new New World Order Pt.2
    Pepe Escobar: There will be class war, there will be blood

      April 15, 2009

    Unions in America
    Elaine Bernard Pt.1: Private sector union membership has plummeted while the public sector has increased

      April 11, 2009

    Digging into the economic crisis
    The Real News Cafe discusses what to do when it's 'too big to fail'

      April 8, 2009

    Too big to fail? Nationalize
    Leo Panitch: Can G20 avert crisis Pt.2

      April 5, 2009

    Goldman vet sparks conflict on Hill
    Obama's plan to name another Goldman Sachs alum to his economic team proving too much for Sen. Sanders

      April 3, 2009

    Can G20 avert the crisis?
    Leo Panitch: G20 trying to patch up the 'old world order'

      April 3, 2009

    G20 protests rock London's financial area
    Thousands crowded into London's financial centre to make their protests heard

      April 2, 2009

    G20 - Make or break?
    Engdahl: The question in the EU is - will they go down with the dollar system or find their own way?

      March 31, 2009

    Geithner's Oligarchs
    Engdahl: Obama must confront the oligarchical power of Wall Street to solve crisis

      March 30, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the Economy and Democracy Pt.3
    Chomsky: It should be remembered that Germany went to the depths of barbarism in 10 years

      April 2, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the Economy and Democracy Pt.4
    Chomsky: Obama's "army" is not a democratic model Pt.4

      April 6, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the economy and democracy Pt.3
    Chomsky: It should be remembered that Germany went to the depths of barbarism in 10 years

      April 2, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the economy and democracy Pt.4
    Chomsky: Obama's "army" is not a democratic model Pt.4

      April 6, 2009

    Obama held hostage by PPPIP
    Pepe Escobar: If Geithner's plan does not work, the president sinks

      March 28, 2009

    Obama should save the banks, not the bankers Pt.3
    Tom Ferguson: Obama must do something bigger and bolder or another deadly round of crisis will follow

      March 28, 2009

    Obama should save the banks, not the bankers Pt.4
    Tom Ferguson: Obama's plan is a "recipe for disaster, if the US reflates, the rest of the world doesn't"

      April 4, 2009

    Obama should save the banks, not the bankers Pt.5
    Tom Ferguson: The federal budget must stop being largely a subsidy for the rich

      April 6, 2009

    Obama and Wall St.
    Ferguson: Wall St. has been backing Obama from the start Pt.2

      March 26, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the Economy and Democracy Pt.1
    Chomsky: Plan is recycled Bush/Paulson. We need nationalization and steps towards democratization

      March 26, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the Economy and Democracy Pt.2
    Noam Chomsky: The best way to move forward is support unionization

      March 29, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the economy and democracy Pt1
    Chomsky: Plan is recycled Bush/Paulson. We need nationalization and steps towards democratization

      March 26, 2009

    Noam Chomsky on the economy and democracy Pt.2
    Noam Chomsky: The best way to move forward is support unionization

      March 29, 2009

    Obama should save the banks, not the bankers
    Tom Ferguson: Stimulus package is dangerously small; plan for toxic assets shovels money to bankers Pt.1

      October 3, 14

    AIG CEO warns:'Dire consequences' if company fails
    ANP coverage of AIG House hearings

      March 19, 2009

    AIG won't name executives, citing death threats
    ANP coverage of AIG

      March 19, 2009

    AIG anticipated major losses and rigged bonuses
    Frank: "AIG executives ... insured that they would receive the money regardless of massive losses"

      March 19, 2009

    This crisis of capitalism is not all bad news
    Jayati Ghosh: We're entering period of financial crisis, but this provides opportunity for real change

      March 17, 2009

    Citi CEO caught in double-talk
    Vikram Pandit earns $10.8M after telling Congress he made $1M

      March 17, 2009

    How the world pimps America
    Pepe Escobar: And how the US is shifting the crisis into the rest of the world

      March 16, 2009

    Mike Farrell on taking a stand
    Actor Mike Farrell talks about why he 'sticks his neck out' as a political activist Pt2

      April 5, 2009

    UBS: Washingtons old friend becomes new foe
    Switzerland's largest bank, UBS and its relationship with US politicians

      March 8, 2009

    Taking on the banking cabal Pt 2
    Engdahl: Investment in infrastructure not enough; Obama must take on the banks

      March 4, 2009

    Taking on the banking cabal
    Engdahl: President Obama has left intact a brain dead banking system that is out of control

      March 1, 2009

    Will the stimulus lead to hyper-inflation?
    Richard Wolff: Obama is hesitating and risks doing too little too late - House of Cards Pt 4of4

      March 17, 2009

    30's style jobs program needed Pt.3
    Wolff: Government jobs program needed to create real purchasing power

      March 1, 2009

    Citigroups special treatment
    ANP: The once almighty Citigroup is now getting a third lifeline from the US Treasury

      February 28, 2009

    A house of credit cards Pt.2
    Wolff: Low wages, weak unions and consumer culture led to an economy built on a house of credit cards.

      February 27, 2009

    Will Obama's stimulus solve the crisis? Pt.1
    Wolff: Stimulus won't succeed if the structural changes that lowered wages are not addressed

      February 26, 2009

    Obama speaks to Congress
    Palley: Obamas speech didn't mention unions nor tackle the structural problems within the US economy

      February 25, 2009

    HUD's affordable housing crisis
    ANP: Everyone knows about the crisis facing homeowners. But what about those who can't afford a home?

      February 20, 2009

    Weapons programs re-branded as jobs programs
    Military industry appeals to job-loss fears Pt2/2

      February 15, 2009

    Unions push for organizing act
    Unite Here rep explains why the union is campaigning for the Employee Free Choice Act

      February 15, 2009

    Will Obama slash the military budget?
    Pentagon fighting to maintain military spending

      February 14, 2009

    What Obama should do, Pt. 2
    Robert Kuttner: Obama economic team conservative, Obama needs to think big

      February 14, 2009

    Taxpayers on hook for 250 billion toxic assets
    Rep. Grayson Grills Citigroup CEO in Congress

      February 13, 2009

    Conservative solutions to a radical crisis
    Kuttner: Obama's problem is his economic appointees are averse to radical solutions to a radical crisis

      February 13, 2009

    William Greider on the Democrats' Money Dilemma
    Greider talks about the Democrats' role in deregulating the financial markets.

      February 11, 2009

    Two years recession, or ten years of hell?
    F William Engdahl: US economy has been hollowed out over the last 15 years and debt load is staggering

      February 6, 2009

    Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.2
    F. William Engdahl: We are heading for a time of great social movements like the 1930's

      February 7, 2009

    Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.3
    Engdahl: The danger is the US may turn to military might as their financial power weakens

      February 8, 2009

    Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.4
    Engdahl: Mass action in streets needed to demand bank nationalization and cuts in military spending

      February 11, 2009

    Global crisis fuels protests
    As their jobs disappear, people around the world have taken to the streets

      February 6, 2009

    Auto bailout for whom? Pt. 4
    Gindin: The Employee Free Choice Act could open up new ways of organizing

      February 5, 2009

    Auto bailout for whom? Pt. 3
    Gindin: At what point are people going to fight back?

      February 5, 2009

    Where Are The Bankers, Barney Frank?
    ANP: Barney Frank has promised to bring bank executives in to testify congress - so far, no hearings

      February 2, 2009

    Auto bailout for whom? Pt. 1
    Gindin: By conceding to the companies, auto unions are absorbing the blame for the industry crisis

      February 1, 2009

    Auto bailout for whom? Pt. 2
    Gindin: The problem with auto workers absorbing wage cuts is that it sets the standard for others

      February 4, 2009

    Fed lends two trillion without oversight
    ANP: Will Congressman Alan Grayson be able to shed a light on the Fed's secret spending?

      February 1, 2009

    Paulson's $140 Billion Surprise
    ANP: A little-known story about the financial crisis.

      January 24, 2009

    Is Obama a feminist? Pt2
    Kathy Spillar: Economic stimulus will benefit women

      February 2, 2009

    Is Obama a feminist? Pt 3
    Kathy Spillar: Obama and Congress must usher in the Lilly Ledbetter Act

      February 2, 2009

    Obama, hope and expectations
    Bill Fletcher on the 'heresy' of critiquing Obama and what he wants Obama to do

      January 21, 2009

    Obama, hope and expectations Pt.2
    Bill Fletcher Jr. on the 'heresy' of critiquing Obama and what he wants Obama to do

      January 22, 2009

    Obama, hope and expectations Pt.4
    Bill Fletcher: Will Obama be held accountable for his foreign policies if he has some success at home?

      January 25, 2009

    Can Obamanomics solve the crisis?
    Economist James K. Galbraith responds to Obama's economic message

      January 21, 2009

    Can Obamanomics solve the crisis? Pt.2
    James Galbraith on what Obama needs to do to about the economic crisis

      January 21, 2009

    Bank CEO says bailout failing community banks
    ANP: Eagle Bank, a community bank headquartered in Maryland, received many millions but still struggles

      January 20, 2009

    Tax Havens: Hidden hand in the financial crisis
    ANP: A look at how offshore financing helped to enable the economic meltdown

      January 8, 2009

    The current crisis and Obama's Clintonomics team
    Bill, like Barack, was elected on a platform of populist economics, then adopted Wall St ideology

      December 25, 2008

    GOP memo indicates vendetta against unions
    Does the Employee Free Choice Act give workers rights or take them away?

      December 22, 2008

    Congress ignored critical bailout oversight
    ANP: Though congress wrote oversight into the 700 billion dollar bailout bill, they left a gaping hole

      December 20, 2008

    Plundering the Congo
    Wayne Madsen: Congo has fallen prey to a lot of people that want to loot its natural resources

      December 17, 2008

    Video of Madoff surfaces
    Guardian: Global trail of victims of the man on 17th floor

      December 17, 2008

    GOP targets auto union
    GOP Senators blame auto workers for killing $14 B industry bailout bill

      December 14, 2008

    Obama stimulus boosts markets
    Proposed infrastructure plan from Barack Obama stimulates Wall St., but is it a long-term solution?

      December 10, 2008

    Angry laid-off workers occupy factory in Chicago
    Approximately 200 laid-off workers occupy Chicago's Republic Windows and Doors

      December 7, 2008

    Unemployed and hungry in the US
    Jobless numbers highest in 15 years, food stamp users hit record 31.6 million or 1 in 10 Americans

      December 7, 2008

    More profound change needed for economic crisis
    Leo Panitch: Financial system facing collapse, won't be solved with building projects alone Pt3/3

      December 7, 2008

    The Next Depression?
    With markets in free fall, economist Peter Schiff opposes stimulus and printing money to fund it

      December 10, 2008

    Bailouts and stimulus are not enough
    Leo Panitch: Governments must take control of the banks to keep credit moving amid crisis Pt.2/3

      December 6, 2008

    Eviction day in Manassas
    ANP: In the third quarter, 765,558 American properties received default notices or were foreclosed on

      December 4, 2008

    From Standard Oil to Big Oil
    Antonia Juhasz on the breakup of Standard Oil and its revival as Big Oil in the United States Pt 2/2

      November 30, 2008

    Bailout costs $8.5 trillion
    US Federal Government has pledged $8.56 trillion in economic bailout for financial institutions so far

      November 26, 2008

    Obamanomics: Is this real change?
    Timothy Canova: In selecting Clinton-era figures, Obama is embracing those who helped create crisis

      November 25, 2008

    Relief slow to homeowners facing foreclosure
    ANP: Congress set only four billion dollars to help communities buy up and repair foreclosed houses

      November 27, 2008

    Bank eat bank: Bailout encourages mergers
    ANP: Banks reportedly using their bailout money to buy up smaller banks instead of helping homeowners

      November 22, 2008

    What to do with Detroit?
    Jim Stanford and Justin Fox debate the pros and cons of allowing the auto industry to go bankrupt Pt1/3

      November 21, 2008

    Should the public own the auto industry?
    Jim Stanford and Justin Fox discuss public ownership of the Big 3

      November 25, 2008

    What to do with Detroit?
    Jim Stanford and Justin Fox debate the pros and cons of allowing the auto industry to go bankrupt Pt1/3

      November 21, 2008

    Should the public own the auto industry?
    Jim Stanford and Justin Fox discuss public ownership of the Big 3

      November 25, 2008

    Paulson's $140B surprise
    Danny Schechter: While world debated bailout, Treasury snuck bank merger tax break under congress' nose

      November 20, 2008

    US car industry pleads for $25bn loan
    Guardian: CEO's of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler paint a picture of an industry in crisis

      November 19, 2008

    G-20 summit 'punts' till April
    G-20 leaders have a nice dinner but do not deal with how to make financial institutions serve the public

      November 17, 2008

    Europe, IMF take center stage at G-20
    At the G-20 in Washington, Europe spoke with one voice, and the IMF increased its power

      November 16, 2008

    The lame duck economic summit
    Bush brings the G-20 to Washington; but world leaders would rather talk to Obama

      November 14, 2008

    World in recession
    OECD: Developed countries are facing prolonged economic trouble

      November 14, 2008

    Democrats shield automakers
    ANP: The automobile lobby is back on Capitol Hill warming up to some of their best friends - Democrats

      November 17, 2008

    Media Talk: Predicting the crash
    Panelists discuss criticism of the media over failure to provide warning of impending economic turmoil

      November 7, 2008

    One nation under debt
    Danny Schechter: We need to stop all foreclosures

      October 27, 2008

    Media and bailout failure
    Danny Schechter: The effects of the financial meltdown are spreading as the bailout fails to work

      October 26, 2008

    'The big boys should have been watching'
    Stanley Gallegos, owner of Joe and Aggie's cafe on Route 66 in Arizona, on the economic bailout

      October 28, 2008

    Chomsky on the Economy
    Noam Chomsky: Current crisis demonstrates anti-democratic nature of financial system

      October 21, 2008

    Chomsky on the economy
    Noam Chomsky: Current crisis demonstrates anti-democratic nature of financial system

      October 21, 2008

    ANP: College Debt 101 in Bloomington, Indiana
    Students face mounting debt as economic crisis unravels

      October 21, 2008

    Fallout on Main Street: A farmers tale
    ANP: A firsthand look at how the financial crisis is affecting the agricultural community

      October 19, 2008

    US nationalizes banks; candidates talk economy
    Mike Whitney: Both candidates promote stimulus but real solution is higher wages

      October 15, 2008

    ANP: Keeping the faith in Clarksburg, WV
    Clarksburg, WV has seen dramatic changes because of the faltering economy, but spirits are still high

      October 15, 2008

    Europe fumes over Wall Street meltdown
    William Engdahl: Europe furious that AAA US bonds turned out to be toxic waste - see end of US era Pt2/2

      October 15, 2008

    Goldman Sachs' socialism
    Pepe Escobar: World markets - and top economists - dismiss the Wall Street bailout

      October 13, 2008

    Cutting back in Quakertown, PA
    ANP: All over the country Americans are spending less because of the sputtering economy

      October 12, 2008

    Mailman speaks his mind
    ANP: Patrick Carroll has been a mailman for 23 years and works in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

      October 14, 2008

    Can Obama win in Canton, Ohio?
    TRNN travels to Ohio and talks to people hit by economic crisis

      October 11, 2008

    Worst week ever on world markets
    Timothy Canova says its time to nationalize the big banks

      October 11, 2008

    Fallout on Main Street Pt.2
    ANP: Shops feeling the pinch

      October 9, 2008

    Markets continue to unravel
    James Galbraith on what needs to be done about the financial crisis

      October 9, 2008

    Flogging of AIG Execs
    ANP: Oversight and Government Reform committee grilled former AIG CEOs Willumstad and Sullivan

      October 3, 14

    Fallout on Main Street, Part One: Greenwich, CT
    ANP: Where Wall St cash isolates from common man's troubles, those who depend on rich start to feel pain

      October 8, 2008

    Dow still shaky on first trading day after bailout
    ANP: Dow Jones closed 369 points down on first day since Congress approved $700 billion bailout

      October 7, 2008

    Congress grills Lehman CEO on compensation
    ANP: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hears testimony of Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld

      October 8, 2008

    Worldwide financial fiasco
    Markets around the world hammered by credit crunch as governments move to secure bank deposits

      October 7, 2008

    The roots and remedies of the financial crisis
    Leo Panitch: It's time to make banking a public utility Pt4/4

      October 10, 2008

    The financial crisis at the local level
    Leo Panitch: As property values tank, so do state and municipal budgets Pt.3/4

      October 8, 2008

    The cash-out society
    Leo Panitch: Demand driven by credit instead of wages has prepared the ground for the crisis Pt2/4

      October 7, 2008

    'Free markets' depend on state intervention
    Leo Panitch: US state plays role of defending global financial system; it had to act in the crisis Pt1/4

      October 6, 2008

    Bailout denounced as it passes Congress
    Bailout bill no relief on foreclosures as159,000 more jobs were lost in September, markets down again

      October 4, 2008

    Last minute fight against bailout pork
    ANP: Rep. Steven LaTourette (R) Ohio proposed amendment to strip the pork from the senate bailout bill

      October 3, 14

    Tax-wealthy to pay for bailout
    Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes amendment to make the wealthiest in US shoulder the costs of the bailout

      October 3, 14

    Senate approves bailout
    Ellen Frank: Situation does not require the hasty passing of a terrible bill

      October 3, 14

    Is the bailout necessary?
    ANP: View Point - Economist Dean Baker says we don't need the bailout

      October 1, 2008

    Byron Dorgans Crystal Ball
    Many believe the 1999 Financial Modernization Act as one of the causes of the current financial crisis

      October 2, 2008

    Markets crash after "NO" vote
    Dow loses record 778 points after house rejects financial bailout package

      October 3, 14

    Bailout must be combined with structural reform
    Doug Henwood: Public ownership and public interest financing must be part of a solution to the crisis

      September 30, 2008

    Bailout denied: What now?
    Conn Carroll and Sam Greenfield debate the nature of the crisis and government's role in resolving it.

      September 30, 2008

    Bailout sparks anger
    Protesters take to the streets to condemn Wall Street bailout plan

      September 28, 2008

    The end of free-market fundamentalism
    ANP: But is it really? And where is American capitalism headed?

      September 29, 2008

    Paulson and Bernanke in the House
    ANP: Bailout Campaign Day 3 and the financial meltdown

      September 28, 2008

    Pain on Main Street
    ANP: Bailout for Wall Street, but nothing yet for homeowners on the verge of foreclosure

      September 28, 2008

    House rejects bailout despite pressure
    ANP: The bailout plan came to a vote in the House of Representatives, it failed by 23 votes

      September 30, 2008

    Bailout anger in the streets
    ANP: While government leaders worked to solve the bailout crisis, groups of citizens took to the streets

      October 1, 2008

    Once in a century rip-off
    Economist Michael Hudson: The bailout is a giveaway that will cause hyperinflation and dollar collapse

      September 26, 2008

    Bailout plan not embraced
    Top officials push for speed in passing bailout package but many are skeptical

      September 24, 2008

    Taxpayers to bailout Wall Street?
    Danny Schechter: The bailout will preempt any new administration from following through on promises

      September 24, 2008

    ANP: A market-based mindset
    Underpinnings of the current economic meltdown and the future

      October 3, 14

    Candidates and the bailout
    Wall St. waits for blank check from Congress but crisis will last into new presidential term

      October 3, 14

    Free market bailed out
    700 billion dollar Wall St bailout by Bush administration; 35 years of neo-liberalism crashes

      September 22, 2008

    Banking crisis: The week the earth shook
    The Guardian's economic editor Larry Elliott on how an extraordinary week marks end of an economic era

      September 21, 2008

    Wall Street teeters, the Empire and China shake
    Markets nosedive, recession spreads, world financial system shaken

      September 18, 2008

    The Faces of the Financial Crisis
    ANP Essay: About the CEOs who got very rich while their firms crumbled.

      October 3, 14

    Markets slammed by Lehman collapse
    Dow drops more than 500 points or 4.5 % as investors panic after Lehman Brothers files for chapter 11

      September 16, 2008

    US mortgage giants nationalized
    Ron Blackwell of the AFL-CIO says housing prices falling faster than during Great Depression

      September 9, 2008

    Wal-Mart: Political bully
    Is the retail giant bullying its employees to vote Republican?

      August 15, 2008

    What will real economic change look like?
    Downturn and record high deficit mean next Prez must protect Americans from 'vagaries of the market'

      August 1, 2008

    Super-Rich tax cheats
    ANP: Man who ratted out Super-Rich tax dodgers lives in hiding and has $10 million bounty on his head

      July 28, 2008

    Congress helps banks, but what about homeowners?
    Danny Schechter: "This is a 50-state Katrina"

      July 25, 2008

    Homeowners get help in DC, but not from government
    Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America helps tens of thousands restructure their home mortgage

      July 24, 2008

    Thousands of auto-related jobs to be lost
    Jim Stanford: Unions trying to protect laid off workers but this is a question for the whole society

      July 27, 2008

    Are auto jobs lost forever?
    Why can't North American cars compete; and why should workers bear the brunt from lack of planning?

      July 27, 2008

    US unemployment highest in 20 years
    Consumer prices rose 1.1 percent in June, highest one month rise in 26 years

      July 27, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie symptoms of larger problem
    AFL-CIO economist says this system amounts to "Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor"

      July 15, 2008

    Voices from a raid
    ANP: Immigration arrests from work-site raids have increased tenfold in the last five years

      July 13, 2008

    Stagflation on the horizon
    Dean Baker says this is the worst time for working families since the Great Depression

      July 9, 2008

    The price of hunger
    ANP: Hunger is a growing crisis in US, stagnant economy and rising fuel price cause cost of food to soar

      June 29, 2008

    Immigration: The Battle for Manassas
    American News Project examines the rule of law policy currently being enforced in Prince William County

      June 10, 2008

    Arctic powers duel for potential energy wealth
    Arctic powers meet in Greenland to decide the division of vast oil reserves - serious conflict possible

      May 28, 2008

    Mexican food crisis - new policy won't lower cost
    Farmers say President Calderon's policy undermines Mexican agricultural industry

      May 28, 2008

    Prisons - A New Form of Slavery
    Kathy Kelly: None of the three US presidential candidates are dealing with issues facing the poor

      May 21, 2008

    The candidates and the military-industrial complex
    Kathy Kelly: The Dem candidates do not take on the defense industry

      May 19, 2008

    Race and poverty in the US
    Kathy Kelly: One of three African-American teens predicted to be addicted to drugs, in prison or dead

      May 18, 2008

    Katrina survivors struggle years after hurricane
    TRNN Replay: Voices of Katrina survivors still fighting for survival (filmed spring 2008)

      September 1, 2008

    Katrina Survivors Struggle Years After Hurricane
    TRNN Replay: Voices of Katrina survivors still fighting for survival (filmed spring 2008)

      September 1, 2008

    Bringing the Wall St. crisis to Main St.
    Danny Schechter: Economic crisis is ruining people's lives, the media has failed to tell the full story

      May 13, 2008

    Candidates calls for change to economy rhetoric
    Leo Panitch interview part 2: No US candidate talking about democratizing economy

      May 5, 2008

    Debt-fueled rat race drives economic crisis
    Leo Panitch: Truly democratic institutions are needed to direct investment Pt.1

      May 4, 2008

    US truckers call for nation-wide shutdown
    Truckers' protest urges Congress to stop subsidizing oil industry and build new refineries

      April 30, 2008

    As food crisis spreads, UN forms hunger task force
    Ban Ki-Moon calls on developed world to fill $755-million shortfall in UN food program

      April 30, 2008

    Mexico up in arms over oil privatization plans
    Mass demonstrations against possible privatization of state oil co.

      April 29, 2008

    Brazil bans rice exports, protests in Peru
    Africa, Latin America to be short 500K tons of rice as Brazil becomes latest country to ban rice exports

      April 26, 2008

    A new hope in fight against malaria
    Patent-free new treatment will be easy to administer and more accessible in developing world

      April 27, 2008

    Specter of food rationing hits US supermarkets
    Two warehouse supermarket chains limit rice sales as concern grows over speculation on food markets

      April 25, 2008

    Lula: Rich countries to blame for food crisis
    Brazil Pres Lula da Silva rejects UN's claims that biofuels are harming food production

      April 18, 2008

    How World Bank policies led to famine in Haiti
    Raj Patel: International trade rules have ravaged Haiti's domestic food production

      April 17, 2008

    How World Bank policies led to famine in Haiti
    TRNN REPLAY - Raj Patel: International trade rules have ravaged Haiti's domestic food production

      April 17, 2008

    Food shortages threaten 100 million
    Major funding needed to fight rapidly escalating crisis, UN chief says

      April 16, 2008

    Global food prices crisis
    Global stability under threat as drought, energy costs and growing demand push food prices up

      April 13, 2008

    Global food prices crisis
    Global stability under threat as drought, energy costs and growing demand push food prices up

      April 13, 2008

    IMF sounds alarm over world economy
    US growth stalled and problems likely to be protracted, IMF chief economist says

      April 10, 2008

    The economy and working people
    Taxi drivers in Washington DC coping with hard times discuss what the government should do

      March 30, 2008

    Wall street demands massive bailout or else
    Doug Henwood: Real solution includes shifting spending to green and public infrastructure

      March 29, 2008

    Wall Street wisdom
    In the heart of the NY financial district people have their say on how recession is affecting them

      March 27, 2008

    Senate hearing: GDP fails to measure progress
    Martin Collier: We are what we measure and GDP does not measure what we value

      March 19, 2008

    Democrats on the economy
    Dean Baker of CEPR comments on the Democrats economic positions from debate in Austin, Texas.

      February 22, 2008

    Recession: Is this the big one?
    Al Rosen, forensic accountant, examines a looming economic crisis

      February 16, 2008

    A stimulus proposal to fight recession
    Dean Baker: We need to put money into the hands of people who will spend it quickly (1 of 3)

      February 7, 2008

    Bailout package won't help much
    Doug Henwood: The economic outlook for the average American gets bleaker

      January 31, 2008

    If you were President . . .
    Leo Panitch: Democratizing economy is the fundamental change needed to deal with recession

      January 27, 2008

    Is this a global recession?
    Leo Panitch on the US recession

      January 25, 2008

    Will unions respond to economic crisis
    Leo Panitch: How will American workers respond to the recession? How will the world be affected?

      January 27, 2008

    Do stimulus packages work?
    Leo Panitch: Stimulus not solving underlying problems like consumer debt or broken infrastructure

      January 25, 2008

    US recession fueled by low wages and consumer debt
    Leo Panitch: Weakening of unions and global pressures on US wages a major factor

      January 24, 2008

    NYC protesters demand freeze on home foreclosures
    Wall Street rally wants more help for victims of subprime mortgage meltdown

      December 13, 2007

    Subprime mortgage meltdown
    Doug Henwood: Poor regulation, risky securitized loans and greed have led to a very high-risk situation

      December 14, 2007

    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism Pt.2
    Ha-Joon Chang: Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners

      April 5, 2011

    Why Save the Euro?
    Mark Weisbrot: Euro was and is a right-wing project

      July 22, 2011

    The Tyranny of Bondholders
    Kevin Gallagher: Bondholders using commercial contracts to shift all liability and risk for state debt onto ordinary people

      July 29, 2011

    The Populist Moment
    Robert Borosage: Is the timing right for a new '1930s Depression era' movement?

      March 27, 2009

    Interest Payments at Historic Low - There is no Debt Crisis
    Robert Pollin: Interest payments on US debt well below average, there is time to deal with long-term debt

      July 29, 2011

    Are Tariffs and Buy American the Answer?
    Robert Pollin: A trade war or a currency war will not solve the economic crisis

      November 26, 2010

    CFTC Commissioner: "A Hair Trigger Away from Economic Calamity"
    Bart Chilton Pt.1: Wall Street lobbyists trying to slow down trading regulations and defund Commission

      August 15, 2011

    GOP Austerity Enriches Billionaires at Workers' Expense
    Jeff Faux: Consumers are between 65 and 70 percent of the economy and they are most affected by the recession. Business is not spending, because consumers aren't spending - cuts to government budgets won't change this basic fact

      October 3, 14

    Democrat's Vision for Economy is GOP-Lite
    Jeff Faux: Obama attitude towards debt and austerity policies accepts the same underlying assumptions as the Republicans

      October 3, 14

    Meltdown on Monday
    Rob Johnson: Fear of recession real cause of stock market crash

      August 8, 2011

    Capitalism on Trial
    Tom Weisskopf: Washington does not talk about real demand and wages in the US

      October 22, 2011



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