Timothy Geithner

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

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.

The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank

September 9, 2013

Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

Greg Palast

August 26, 2013
Greg Palast: Secret memo reveals Larry Summers involved in deal that helped setup the global economic crisis

Why Turkey Wants Normalization with Israel

March 25, 2013

Baris Karaagac: Israeli apology is a propaganda victory for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan; NATO member Turkey needs Israeli alliance to solidify role as regional power broker

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013
Gregory Wilpert: Chavez led Venezuela to many accomplishments but leaves unsolved critical problems he hoped to address

Black Financial and Fraud Report

October 4, 2012

Bill Black: Obama susceptible to attack by Romney because he failed to deal with systemic risk to financial system – even though Romney would be worse