financial deregulation

Congress Passes 'Bank Lobbyists Bill' - An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

Congress Passes ‘Bank Lobbyists Bill’ – An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

May 23, 2018

The bill, which now heads to Trump for his signature, rolls back major provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations of 2010, allowing banks to engage in riskier investment strategies and to hide discriminatory practices, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Trump Appoints Yet Another Deregulator – This Time to the FDIC

March 28, 2018

Jelena McWilliams will be the new FDIC director and this will mean a “slaughter” of the remaining banking regulations, which will already be significantly weakened via a new law to be passed soon by Congress, says former financial regulator Bill Black

Inequality and Instability

February 17, 2014
Policy measures and increased Chinese demand for minerals have respectively led to a narrowing of inequality in Latin America and sub- Saharan Africa, while inequality has risen in the former Soviet countries and Asia

Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession

January 28, 2014

Bill Black: A rise in inflation in emerging markets like Argentina is causing a state of panic over the future health of the global economy

Hamas Denies Role in Attack on Egyptian Military Post

March 21, 2013

The tension between Hamas and Egypt sharpens after Egyptian newspaper “Al-Ahram Al-Arabi” accuses three top members of Hamas of being involved in attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers