glass-steagall

The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump’s Rise

August 3, 2018
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama’s not prosecuting the “banksters” and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery

Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says the legalization of stock buybacks in 1982 allowed companies like Apple to now spend only 15% of their investments on R&D, while the majority is spent on market manipulation; the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says the move from traditional pensions to 401k’s makes everyone feel they benefit from finance, when the vast majority of profits go to the elites and most people’s living standards deteriorate – with host Paul Jay

Clinton Vs. Sanders on Big Banks (2/2)

April 15, 2016

Bill Black, advisor to Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Hodes discuss whether the Sanders proposal to break up big banks is sufficient to control systemic fraud and corruption on Wall Street

Can Clinton Be Trusted to Regulate the Industry That Made Her Wealthy?

January 21, 2016

Former regulator Bill Black and Public Banking Institute founder Ellen Brown say Hillary’s track record gives no indication that she will fulfill any promise in her 2016 campaign to implement regulations on Wall Street

The Most Durable Economy in the World?

January 13, 2016

Economist Robert Pollin of PERI and Dedrick Muhammad of CFED, respond to President Obama’s State of the Union, addressing the lingering legacy of inequality, low wages, and lack of job creation

Bernie Sanders Decries Lack of Wall Street Prosecutions

January 6, 2016

Former financial regulator Bill Black says it’s important to reimplement the Glass-Steagall Act – but it’s not enough to prevent another financial crisis.

The Savings and Loan Crisis Demonstrates the Importance of Glass-Steagall

April 16, 2014

Bill Black: When remembering recently passed away Charles Keating,a key architect of the S&L Crisis, we are reminded of the importance of the Glass- Steagall Act of 1933

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.

Wall Street’s Latest Scheme Will Cost You More at the Gas Pump

September 24, 2013

The EPA allows banks to speculate on ethanol credits which drives up prices 20-fold