Regulation

Is There Another Financial Crisis in the Works?

July 26, 2018

In this regulatory environment banks borrow more and make riskier loans and “no one is watching them,” says professor Gerald Epstein

Is Capitalism In Crisis? Author of ‘Karl Marx’s Capital and The Present’ Responds

July 7, 2018

The fundamental proneness to crisis under capitalism was not overcome in the Golden Age of Capitalism and crisis in the late 1960s ushered in an era of finance by opening new avenues for accumulating wealth and turning the illusory into real wealth says C.P. Chandrasekhar

Real Media: Property Rights, Deregulation and Think Tanks (2/2)

October 4, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane talks about the UK government’s deregulation strategy and its effects on housing, as well as the influence of think tanks on national debate and an explanation of the ‘positive feedback loop’

Real Media: The UK Obsession with Property Rights (1/2)

October 2, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane on the recent history of UK property ownership, the obscene rise in property values that is mirrored in rent increases and personal debt, and some possible solutions to consider

Real Media: Big Pharma & Brexit

July 16, 2017

Community activist Emma Friedmann explains the caution needed regarding pharma, Brexit and regulation

Trump Infrastructure Plan Lays the Foundation to Build Corporate Corruption and Greed

June 16, 2017

Trumps infrastructure plan will further privatize public assets and derail the interests of the American people, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Three Financial Crimes that Show How the DOJ “Went Easy” on Wall Street

January 31, 2016

Public Banking Institute’s Ellen Brown breaks down Senator Warren’s report which highlights how the DOJ and regulators give corporate criminals slaps on the wrists and free rein to operate outside the law

Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency

March 7, 2014

Jerry Epstein: President Obama’s budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

January 27, 2014
Scott Smith: With an aging infrastructure and a dramatic increase in transport volume, oil spills will become more common