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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

De-Regulation, De-Supervision, and De-Criminalization Set the Stage for the 2008 Financial Crisis

De-Regulation and De-Criminalization Set the Stage for the 2008 Financial Crisis

September 20, 2018
White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes how the U.S. got into the 2008 financial crisis and what it means that we have not learnt the lessons from that crisis 10 years later, on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse

Trump Ally Rep. Chris Collins Arrested for Insider Trading – Is the Swamp Drained Now?

August 9, 2018

White collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the significance of Rep. Chris Collins arrest for insider trading along with his son and son’s fiance’s father on 13 counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and making false statements to the FBI. Collins was first Congressman to endorse Trump and is one of his closest confidants

The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump’s Rise

August 3, 2018
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama’s not prosecuting the “banksters” and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery