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Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession

January 28, 2014

Bill Black: A rise in inflation in emerging markets like Argentina is causing a state of panic over the future health of the global economy

NC Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations

January 15, 2014

Bill Black: NC drops progressive tax code by instituting a flat tax and eliminating earned income tax credit

Federal Judge Hammers Justice Department for Not Prosecuting Wall Street Executives

December 23, 2013

Bill Black: Federal judge Jed Rakoff criticized the Justice Department’s failure to prosecute Wall Street executives for the financial crash, saying high-level government officials fear that they too may be revealed as bearing some responsibility

First Wall Street Criminal Confession in a Generation…Still No One in Jail

November 4, 2013

Bill Black: SAC Capital Advisors pleads guilty to insider trading, but owner Steven Cohen has yet to face criminal prosecution.

Government Close Down – Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?

October 3, 2013

Bill Black: Likely outcome is no change to Obamacare but more cuts to social safety net The Obama administration is planning to make further cuts to the social safety net in order to reach a political settlement with Republicans over the government shutdown, said economist and professor Williams K. Black. “It's the grand betrayal, as…

Bank of America Escapes Criminal Charges for Securities Fraud

August 8, 2013

Bill Black: Bank of America facing civil charges but BOA and other major financial fraudsters off the hook from criminal charges

Davos Still Pushes Failed Global Vision

January 25, 2013

Bill Black reports from Davos that the Global Competitiveness Report pushes countries towards even more deregulation – policies that helped trigger the crisis

Stewart vs Krugman and the Religion of Austerity

January 18, 2013

Bill Black: Obama has options, including the trillion dollar coin, to refuse to negotiate under the gun but he’s taken them off the table; both sides subscribe to the dogma of austerity

Drums Beating to Privatize Social Security

November 11, 2012

Bill Black: A group of Democrats called “The Third Way” are working with President Obama towards the “grand betrayal” on social security