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Join The Dots: Data WTF?

November 8, 2017

Kam Sandhu and Matt Kennard discuss the ways in which our data is being used by data brokers, tech elites and financial technology companies in order to make assessments of us. Is all data credit data?

Wall Street Wins as Senate Blocks Consumer Protection Rule

October 25, 2017

The Senate voted 51-50 to repeal a rule that would have made it easier for consumers to sue the financial institutions that defraud them. The move is “outrageous,” says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. “It should be a national scandal, and require resignations in disgrace”

Economy

September 20, 2017
Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal–which is ‘the gift that keeps on giving,’ says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

US Postal Service

March 4, 2014
Mike Konczal: A public option for banks will dramatically improve and help regulate the financial services industry.

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

February 12, 2014
University of California AFT president Robert Samuels explains it is possible to provide free college education to all U.S. students, and as a consequence solve the student debt problem and the rising costs of tuition

Americans Living in Poverty

November 14, 2013
Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.

Latin America

September 14, 2013
In Colombia after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, blocking more than 40 roads nationwide, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.

The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank

September 9, 2013

Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

Donors Attribute Africa’s Economic Growth to Aid, But Numbers Tell Different Story

August 19, 2013

Leonce Ndikumana: While increased aid to Africa is only a small fraction of resources, donors attempt to take credit for Africa’s economic euphoria