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Joseph E. Stiglitz
July 1, 2014 | Blog

The Nobel Prize-winning economist fires back at claims that our increasingly skewed economy is a result of “natural” market forces. Continue reading

Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers
April 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2014 | Activism

Deepening inequalities in the US will keep to their disastrous course unless and until their victims and opponents build an organized coalition. Continue reading

World Fair of 1900 in Paris. (Wikimedia Commons)
April 16, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century — a “truly superb book” — shows how much today’s inequality has in common with what America, France and Britain saw a century ago. Continue reading

President Barack Obama listen as Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, where the president announced he is nominating Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 12, 2014 | Blog

The growing disconnect between the Fed’s policies and people’s lives means we need to start exploring alternatives. Continue reading

man in white shirt with pistol in holster on dark background
December 16, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 1, 2013 | Guests
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September 16, 2013

In this web exclusive video, Bill interviews the director of a new documentary film featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about how how the widening income gap is a threat to our democracy. Continue reading

September 11, 2013 | Group Think
The simple fact is that local governments almost always put far more into building sports arenas than they receive in direct economic returns, argues urban planning professor Timothy Chapin.
In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 photograph, members of a chess club group play at the Camden Public Library in Camden, N.J. Thursday was the final day for Camden's main public library, another victim of the impoverished city's budget crunch. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The story of one library’s struggle with local tea party activists in Kentucky. Continue reading

Michael Berman uses a magnifying glass to find dividend yielding stocks as he  looks over one of his investment journals in his home in Cranberry, Pa. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 26, 2013 | Blog

Forensic economists devise ingenious ways of sniffing out corruption — both the kinds that land people in jail and the kinds that help land others in Congress. Continue reading

From left to right: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Jared Bernstein, economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden; listen as President Barack Obama meets with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 2, 2013 | Blog

Zaid Jilani takes a look at the Wall Street ties of two economists on President Obama’s shortlist of replacements for Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve. Continue reading

Robert Reich talking about the hollowing-out of government.
May 19, 2013 | Blog

Robert Reich explains why reducing, de-funding and disabling government agencies and programs hurts the American people in the long run (and why Republicans won’t stop doing it). Continue reading

March 20, 2013

Bill takes a close look at avarice, banks, and capitalism — the ABCs of economic inequality — with insight from Sheila Bair and Richard Wolff. Continue reading

February 22, 2013

For a short time, watch Richard Wolf’s compelling lecture on the root causes of America’s recent financial crisis. Continue reading

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