bailout

Dodd-Frank Still Not Fully Implemented Four Years Later

July 21, 2014

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

Who Is the Unsung Hero of the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement?

July 15, 2014

Bill Black says that a just settlement would include criminal prosecution of senior Citigroup officials who led the fraud and covered it up

Why Did Economy Shrink So Dramatically During the First Quarter of 2014?

June 26, 2014

Robert Pollin: Five years after the Great Recession, austerity as the dominant policy agenda is keeping the recovery weak

Most Media Won’t Address The Issue Of Class – TRNN Will

June 13, 2014

The independent funding model of TRNN – no corporate advertising, no government funding – allows our journalists to make news in the interest of ordinary people

Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

December 4, 2013
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

Securities Transaction Tax

October 31, 2013
Robin Hood tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support “no brainer” tax on Wall Street Supporters of a tax on Wall Street financial transactions gathered on Capitol Hall last Wednesday to put pressure on Congress for its adoption. The tax, included in the Inclusive Prosperity Act,…

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 8, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers’ wages that came from the American and global south.

Crisis in the Eurozone

September 30, 2013
Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens

Caught On Tape: Irish Bankers Laugh About Never Repaying Bailout

July 3, 2013

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