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A man counts one hundred dollar bills. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
July 27, 2014 | Blog

The “self-made” man or woman, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing. Six of today’s ten wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes. Continue reading

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, Los Angeles in this Thursday, February 6, 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 24, 2014 | Blog

Republicans got their way and car dealers were exempted from oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now The New York Times investigation reports giant loans are going to poor people with bad credit. Continue reading

Rachel Fentin, left, 23, of Detroit, holds a sign denouncing water shutoffs as members of The People’s Water Board Coalition protest Detroit’s cutting off the water supply to some residents, in Detroit on Friday, July 18, 2014.
July 19, 2014 | Blog

As Detroit draws international criticism for shutting off water for low-income families, activists ask why people are being forced to pay while the Wall Street banks live large. Continue reading

Timothy Geithner walks with President Obama. He has taken a job as president of private-equity firm Warburg Pincus
July 9, 2014 | Perspectives

Hopefully the president’s words will lead to much-needed action. Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

It’s the Democratic Party’s own fault that voters struggle to distinguish it from the Republican Party. Continue reading

Fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington Friday, July 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
July 3, 2014 | Blog

This July 4, cherish the words of the Declaration but also summon Thomas Paine’s spirit to remind yourself that we can, if we really care, pick up the broken thread of democratic zeal. An essay by Bill Moyers and Bernie Weisberger. 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 30, 2014 | Blog

Insider information passed between Washington and Wall Street helps the already-powerful at our expense. 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

Anat Admati
June 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

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

Hillary Clinton talks at the Unique Lives and Experiences series, Broomfield, Colorado, America - 02 Jun 2014 (Rex Features via AP Images)
June 5, 2014 | Perspectives

The possible 2016 presidential contender talks a populist line but hobnobs with Wall Street. 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

A replica of the iconic Wall Street bull is lifted as a symbol of greed during a protest rally to support low-wage workers as part of National Day of Action in New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 29, 2014 | Perspectives

In his powerful speech at the AFL-CIO convention in September last year, the Nobel Prize-winning economist said that our economy is sick and we are losing the American dream. Continue reading

Josh Adams, right, chants with other protestors near the corner of Airways Blvd. and Lamar Ave. outside of a McDonalds in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, May 15, 2014, while demonstrating for a $15 wage and right to form a union without retaliation in the fast food industry. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, William DeShazer)
May 22, 2014 | Activism

Minimum wage campaigns should be the entry point to not only raise the bottom but also to challenge the tricks, skims and scams that concentrate wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer people. Continue reading

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, Los Angeles in this Thursday, February 6, 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 9, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Los Angeles is being forced to spend $300 million a year on Wall Street fees. That’s more than it spends on its roads. Continue reading

Bill Moyers at Public Affairs Television
May 8, 2014 | Q&A

Bill Moyers speaks about his life, his career, LBJ and his views about contemporary journalism and politics. Continue reading

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