Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency

March 7, 2014

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

Bill Black: Volcker Rule Approved But “Not Enforceable”

December 11, 2013

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.

Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices

June 18, 2013
More protections needed to safeguard the health of the global food and farming system

Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC

June 17, 2013

Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.

Undoing the New Deal

February 25, 2013
On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue

February 25, 2013

Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power

Quadrillion Dollar Derivatives Market 20 Times Global GDP

September 13, 2012

Markus Stanley: Derivative bets not a zero sum game, have far reaching real world consequences