goldman sachs

Fed Lets Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Off Hook, Investors Profit Billions

July 4, 2018

Even though Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley failed the so-called ‘stress test,’ to determine whether these banks can weather a financial crisis, the Fed allowed them to pay billions in dividends and stock buybacks to investors. Former financial regulator Bill Black explains the consequences

Trump Adds Another Goldman Sachs Alum to His Administration

March 20, 2017

James Donovan’s area of expertise, like most Goldman Sachs folks, is not economics or finance, but law – because that’s how Goldman Sachs makes its money: by evading, controlling and writing the laws

Former Financial Regulator: White Collar Crime Will Have a Field Day Under Trump

December 13, 2016

Bill Black says none of Trump’s economic picks – which now include three people from Goldman Sachs – were picked for their knowledge of economics

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

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights

Extreme Inequality Drags South Africa’s Economic Growth

January 27, 2014

Leonce Ndikumana: 47 percent of South Africans live in poor conditions, inevitably leading to a drag on growth in the economy

US Unemployment Insurance

December 11, 2013
Most unemployed persons in US do not receive any insurance, while European countries and Japan offer higher benefit levels that last one to two years

Bill de Blasio

November 5, 2013
Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio’s progressive credentials