Great Depression

Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair’s Grim Economic Forecast

August 13, 2014

PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages

Who Is the Unsung Hero of the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement?

July 15, 2014

Bill Black says that a just settlement would include criminal prosecution of senior Citigroup officials who led the fraud and covered it up

TRNN Town Hall

June 27, 2014
Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

US Federal Reserve

December 23, 2013
Gerald Epstein: Former Bank of Israel Chief Stanley Fischer will likely become the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but his record shows consistent catering to Wall Street rather than bringing the country to full employment

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 Eager to See Larry Summers Nominated Fed Chair

August 27, 2013

Summers likely to be next Fed chair not despite failures but because of them

Social Security Reform

August 14, 2013
Signed into law in 1935, the Social Security Act launched an integral social safety net program, but is it still sustainable?

Why the Right Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall

July 17, 2013

Bill Black: Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that any side of the aisle can blatantly see

Former Top Regulators Tell Congress to Rein in Big Banks

June 27, 2013

Three former financial regulators testify to the House Financial Services Committee in support of reinstating Glass-Steagall legislation and addressing Too Big to Fail Banks.

Deficit is Dropping but is there a Real Recovery?

May 22, 2013

Bill Black: With surge in stock market, the wealthier are paying more taxes but working class wages are not rising and unemployment remains high, so this does not mean a sustained recovery of the real economy is underway