financial markets

Unregulated Financial Markets Created a Stock Bubble

February 9, 2018

The current average price-to-earnings ratio of stocks is still far above the historic average, so we should not be surprised that there is a stock bubble and that it burst, explains PERI economist Robert Pollin

Economy

August 24, 2017
Republicans continue to launch efforts to privatize and dismantle the very efficient Social Security program says economist Dean Baker

Sanders vs. Clinton on Wall St. Reform

February 4, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal take on the policies of the two contenders for the Democratic nomination

Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks

March 26, 2014

PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks won’t be able to endure another shock to the global economy, and expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits

The Bond Report

November 21, 2013
Patrick Bond: Developing countries and green groups must evaluate if walkouts are the best way to get rich countries to address climate change

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.

Reactions to the Elections

November 14, 2012
John Weeks: The fiscal cliff has simply been created by Congress in order to push austerity which is no solution during a recession

Securities Transaction Tax

October 22, 2012
A half-percent tax on all financial transactions makes it to Congress