financial sector

The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable

July 22, 2018
It has been ten years since the last major financial crisis. With systemic deregulation undoing the safeguards, we are due for another crisis very one soon. Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative’s Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed

Has Anglo-America Capitalism Run Out of Strategies?

March 25, 2014
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners’ strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

Yellen’s Tapering of Quantitative Easing Disruptive at Home and Abroad

February 14, 2014

Janet Yellen’s first congressional testimony affirms that the Fed will continue to implement policies harmful to emerging markets, and will not address structural causes of inequality in the US

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.

Bank Profits Soar, Wages Suffer Sharpest Decline in 60 Years

June 6, 2013

Bill Black: The economy is recovering – unless you work for a paycheck.

Banks Win Big as Regulators Refuse to Rein in $700 Trillion Derivatives Market

May 17, 2013

Bill Black: Weakness of financial regulators shows you can not “tame the scorpion”

Taxing Corporate Profits will Force Investment

May 6, 2013
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: Government has to step in and correct the imbalances of low wages and unregulated financial markets or a deeper recession and crisis is inevitable