Features related to financial crisis

Anat Admati at a TEDx Stanford talk, 2014
June 12, 2014 | Blog

In a recent TedX talk, Stanford economist Anat Admati likens Wall Street executives and financial analysts to the emperor in the memorable children’s fairy tale. Continue reading

October 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson says that if the government were really being tough on Wall Street they would bring criminal charges against individuals at US banks. Continue reading

September 21, 2013 | Blog

A collection of interviews with politicians, policymakers, journalists and one ex-banker about the systemic flaws that led our economy to the brink of collapse. Continue reading

In this June 23, 2011 photo, a Bank of America booth is shown at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco. Bank of America and its Countrywide unit will pay $8.5 billion to settle claims that the lenders sold poor-quality mortgage-backed securities that went sour when the housing market collapsed. The deal, announced Wednesday, comes after a group of 22 investors demanded that the Charlotte, N.C. bank repurchase $47 billion in mortgages that its Countrywide unit sold to them in the form of bonds.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
August 30, 2013 | Blog

What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him. Continue reading

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Richard S. Fuld Jr., testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill  in Washington, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, on the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Days from becoming the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, Lehman Brothers steered millions to departing executives even while pleading for a federal rescue, Congress was told Monday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 28, 2013 | Blog

A study looked at high-earning CEOs performances over the past 20 years and found that compensation isn’t at all reflective of a job well done. Continue reading

A man wears a hat bearing President Barack Obama's name at the 100th annual NAACP Convention in New York, Monday, July 13, 2009. President Obama is scheduled to speak at the convention on Thursday, July 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 9, 2013 | BillBoard

Blogger Isaiah J. Poole says the African-American unemployment crisis may hurt Democrats politically if President Obama doesn’t address it in his budget proposal. Continue reading

January 9, 2013 | Book Club
Read the first chapter of Krugman's new book, End This Depression Now!.
People protest against evictions in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month. Spanish officials are opening talks aimed at creating new regulations governing the eviction of indebted homeowners, after the suicide of two people about to suffer that fate shocked the nation. November 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 26, 2012 | Blog

how some politicians, financial institutions and the people there are responding in ways many Americans would like to see more often here at home. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill explaining that any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. November 2012 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 12, 2012
Mattea Kramer and Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project say you can relax — the U.S. economy will not be heading over a cliff anytime soon.
September 11, 2012 | Moyers Moments

The veteran bank regulator describes how fraud and deceit caused the country’s economic meltdown, which got its start four years ago this week. Continue reading

September 7, 2012
In this speech on the Senate floor on June 27, 2012, Sanders addresses the anger Americans are feeling towards Wall Street.
July 15, 2012 | Moyers Moments

Ferdinand Pecora’s strong leadership during a Senate investigation into the ‘29 market crash shows what’s necessary to effect regulatory reform. Continue reading

A view of Barclays headquarters at London's Canary Wharf financial district. July 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 11, 2012
Still catching up on the interest rate rigging scandal? Read this backgrounder from our friends at ProPublica.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is seen on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. August 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 26, 2012 | Blog

A new investigation by The Washington Post into stock trades made by lawmakers during and after the financial meltdown raises questions about whether members have an unfair advantage when it comes to Wall Street. Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
June 13, 2012

Thomas Frank talks about the friendly reception the JPMorgan CEO received when he appeared before the Senate Banking Committee. Continue reading

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