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July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his nomination acceptance speech at the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has become the biggest beneficiary of a state’s campaign finance regulation loophole that he had pledged to close. Continue reading

Bill Moyers headhshot on set
June 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Why haven’t any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession? Bill has some ideas. 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, 2014 | Money & Politics

As the 2008 financial crisis showed the public can pay a steep price for this two-way dependence. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Continue reading

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

Jerry Miller, of Georgetown, Texas, looks over a rifle at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
June 12, 2014 | Blog

How did a firearm safety and training organization turn into one of America’s largest and most influential lobbying groups? Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

A members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra play as they join in a protest against Wal-Mart on Black Friday, Nov 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today's nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits. A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which includes former and current workers, was staging the demonstrations and walkouts at hundreds of stores on Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 9, 2014 | Blog

Watchdog groups say the US Chamber represents the interests of a select few big industry groups that want to crush worker organizing efforts. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how growing up in Gary, Indiana inspired him to become an economist. Continue reading

The United States Capitol, with the Supreme Court, left, and Library of Congress, right, and RFK Stadium behind, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nationís capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 3, 2014 | Money & Politics

Congress is considering a bold move to restore campaign finance regulations. Continue reading

John Oliver discussing Net neutrality on "Last Week Tonight"
June 2, 2014 | Perspectives

“The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America: If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.” Continue reading

College Community Shooting
May 31, 2014 | On Democracy

The same story unfolds around each new mass shooting. When will the cycle be broken? Continue reading

Joshua Collins, 24, demonstrates outside the Burger King restaurant where he works during a protest calling for higher wages and a worker's union, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta. AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Our ‘leaders’ today are aggressively enthroning themselves and their ilk as the potentates of our economic, governmental and social systems and snuffing out the light of egalitarianism. Continue reading

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