This week, Sheila Bair, the longtime Republican who served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the fiscal meltdown five years ago, joins Bill to talk about American banks’ continuing risky and manipulative practices, their seeming immunity from prosecution, and growing anger from Congress and the public.
Also on the show, Richard Wolff, whose smart, blunt talk about the crisis of capitalism on his first Moyers & Company appearance was so compelling and provocative, we asked him to return. This time, Wolff — who taught economics for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts — dives further into income inequality, analyzing the widening gap between a booming stock market and a population that increasingly lives in poverty. He also takes questions sent in from around the world by our viewers.
Watch a short preview above.