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Cryptocurrency Firm Loses Codes and Gets Hacked, Millions Lost

Cryptocurrency Firms Regularly Lose Codes and Money

February 7, 2019

Recent developments in the cryptocurrency world highlight the dangers of trading in this type of “coin.” But how important is cryptocurrency to the financial world and why should we care? We discuss the issue with white collar criminologist Bill Black

Financial Deregulation & Racist Housing Policy Brought Us 2007 Meltdown, with More to Come (Pt 1/3)

Decades of Financial Deregulation & Racist Housing Policy Brought Us 2007 Meltdown

January 24, 2019
Carter, Reagan, Clinton, the Bushes, Obama, and now Trump deregulated Wall Street and did nothing to help Black and Brown homeowners in America. White collar criminologist Bill Black discusses the social structure of mortgage discrimination. Part 1: The History    
US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells Fargo Fleeces Students

US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells Fargo Fleeces Students

December 12, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Board kept a detailed report about how Wells Fargo has long been involved in charging students up to three times more for financial services than other banks do. Why did the CFPB not reveal this? Bill Black explains

How Fraud Corrodes Weak Market Regulations Governed by Market Fundamentalism

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

November 24, 2018
Prof. Bill Black’s talk at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
Amazon's New NYC and DC Headquarters Bilked the Cities

Amazon’s New NYC and DC Headquarters Bilked the Cities

November 14, 2018

The contest for Amazon’s HQ2 prompted hundreds of cities to put in tax break and subsidy bids. Former financial regulator Bill Black says these deals never pay off for the communities involved

Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker Warns About US Becoming a Plutocracy

Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker Warns About US Becoming a Plutocracy

October 23, 2018

Paul Volcker had a historic role in shaping the US economy over several decades, but increasingly he has been warning about an out of control financial sector that is dominating US society. Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses Volcker’s views

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into 'Poverty Disasters'?

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’?

October 18, 2018

Using the examples of hurricane Michael in Florida, the recent Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Bill Black explains how it is that these natural disasters keep hitting the poor far more than anyone else

Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion

Trump Probably Engaged in Felony Tax Evasion

October 10, 2018

White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the New York Times investigation into Trump’s tax evasion and argues that if true, these would be considered felonies. However, he will probably never be held to account for this, before he leaves office