Economy

US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells Fargo Fleeces Students

US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells Fargo Fleeces Students

December 12, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Board kept a detailed report about how Wells Fargo has long been involved in charging students up to three times more for financial services than other banks do. Why did the CFPB not reveal this? Bill Black explains

Institutionalizing Lawlessness: Systematically Subverting Markets

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

December 8, 2018
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader gives the closing talk at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

Economic Update: Seattle Firm Converts to Worker Co-Op

Economic Update: Seattle Firm Converts to Worker Co-Op

December 4, 2018

This week: Updates on Amazon subsidized by New York and Virginia; French people act to limit corporate greed; Sears favors bosses in bankruptcy too; Pfizer ups drug prices despite Trump; California fires expose US economic divide; interview with Matthias Scheiblehner on why his Seattle construction firm Metis converted into a worker co-op

Globalization, Inequality & the Predictable Corporate Takeover of the WTO (1/2)

Our World Is Not For Sale: 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum

December 3, 2018
TRNN release exclusive footage of Deborah James, Vahini Naidu, Prerna Bomzan, Richard Kozul-Wright and Ravi Kanth at the OWINFS session at the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum with featured clips in Part 1 and full length footage in Part 2.