The bill, which now heads to Trump for his signature, rolls back major provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations of 2010, allowing banks to engage in riskier investment strategies and to hide discriminatory practices, says CEPR’s Dean Baker
The internal struggles of former detective Larry Smith highlight a dangerous police culture that often ignores officers’ mental health
Protesters demand sweeping overhaul of nation’s voting rights laws, policies to address poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy
Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then, from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income…
This week: Updates on how Mitbestimmung helped Germany not destroy itself; waves of strikes by public school teachers; Theranos bankruptcy and workers’ risks; our second “gilded age;” mortgage lenders turning to rich borrowers; Trump on drug prices is nothing more than rhetoric; the economic effects of breaking the Iran Deal; gentrification and crisis of cities.
In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of sustainability
We speak to economist Gerald Epstein, who did the cost-benefit analysis of the US invasion of Iraq. He found that the US military adventure cost US workers approximately two trillion dollars
Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of rap beef