Wall Street

Will Public Banking Free LA From Wall Street?

Will Public Banking Free LA From Wall Street?

November 2, 2018

In a special report, Mike Prysner speaks to organizers and experts calling for Los Angeles residents to vote ‘yes’ on ballot measure B, which would establish a public bank that could set nationwide precedent for municipalities to divest from Wall Street

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

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

‘Remember These Names’: 33 House Democrats Just Joined the GOP to Give a Major Gift to Wall Street

May 26, 2018

“This bill will enrich banking giants like Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase that are already enjoying record profits. Disgraceful.” By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams. “It is reprehensible that our Congress has abdicated this responsibility in a clear move to cater to Wall Street,” Morris Pearl, chair of Patriotic Millionaires, said in a statement on Tuesday.…

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