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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

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December 16, 2013 | Blog

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A board on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Standard & Poor's numbers, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The U.S. government has filed civil charges against Standard & Poor's Ratings Services for improperly giving high ratings to toxic mortgage bonds before the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 22, 2013 | Blog

Since the recession started, America’s richest have seen their earnings bounce back while everyone else’s have stayed the same. Continue reading

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February 21, 2013 | Blog

Send us your questions about the American dream, capitalism and alternative economic systems. Continue reading

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February 8, 2013 | Group Think
The economist says American politicians have some delusions that need to be sorted out.
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III poses for a portrait on the roof of his apartment building in the Brooklyn borough of New York. October, 2001. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
January 10, 2013 | Blog
The economist and New York Times columnist joins Bill in the studio today to talk about why our top priority should be getting America back to work.
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