The Economy

From the first rumblings of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, the Bill Moyers team has stayed on the story of the 2008 economic collapse and its continuing aftermath with bold, original reporting, essays and insightful interviews. From economists to community organizers, Wall Street financiers to historians, Moyers’ guests have provided powerful insight into the roots of the crisis and have stimulated a crucial national dialogue on its causes, effects and possible solutions.

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 photo, Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps, makes dinner with her daughter Jayla, 10, in Philadelphia. Families already buffeted by difficult economic times will see their food stamps benefits drop Nov. 1 as money allocated by the 2009 federal stimulus plan runs out. The average family of four will see benefits drop by $36 a month, a tough hit at a time when child poverty is climbing and Congress is debating a major cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 28, 2013 | Blog

Is Congress pushes austerity, how can we re-declare war on poverty? Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 | Blog

Moyers & Company caught up with the Yale political scientist to get his take on recent events. Continue reading

In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 photo, David, 6, Donald the son of Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps, eats dinner in Philadelphia. Families already buffeted by difficult economic times will see their food stamps benefits drop Nov. 1 as money allocated by the 2009 federal stimulus plan runs out. The average family of four will see benefits drop by $36 a month, a tough hit at a time when child poverty is climbing and Congress is debating a major cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 26, 2013 | Blog

Millions of Americans are struggling as Congress continues to cut the safety net. Here’s what you can do to help. Continue reading

Pope Francis attends an audience with healthcare workers, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 26, 2013 | Blog

Reflecting the reality of our times, the pope has released his first major work, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality. Continue reading

Dozens of DC Students took to the streets on November 16 to protest the poor working conditions of Wendy's farmworkers. (DC Fair Food/Beth Geglia)
November 25, 2013 | Activism

Every fast food corporation that sources its tomatoes from Florida has signed onto the Fair Food Program except for Wendy’s. Protesters hope to change that. Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our politics and “casino capitalism,” Bill previews a new documentary and a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Scholar Henry Giroux says America’s current political system is leading to a culture where people are so focused on surviving, they become like ‘the walking dead.’ Continue reading

Harrison Hall at Miami University. Former Miami University President James Garland wonders whether he did the right thing in working to make the university more attractive to higher income students. (Wikimedia Commons)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

Mark Garland is the ex-president of a public university in Ohio. He shares his second thoughts on some of the decisions he made at Miami University. Continue reading

Mike Allen of Politico on MSNBC's Morning Joe, November 20, 2013. (Courtesy of MSNBC)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

Special interests pay-for-play in the beltway mag’s influential reports. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our political system and “casino capitalism.” Also, a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

As Black Friday creeps into Thursday, one Ohio politician has a proposal to push back. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

House Republicans are balking at renewing long-term unemployment insurance. But more austerity could be devastating for the recovery. Continue reading

Nia Timmons (back left) and Anisa Davis (center) meet with staffers for Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ). (Photo: Victoria Egan/Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
November 19, 2013 | Blog

Struggling parents whose lives are derailed by recent cuts in the social safety net shared their stories with members of Congress yesterday. Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 | Activism

Young activists in Switzerland have plutocrats hyperventilating — and spending a fortune to beat back a ballot initiative that would establish a legal limit on the pay gap between top execs and their workers. Continue reading

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 photo, Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the panel discussion "Creating Long-Term Value in Emerging Markets" at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 19, 2013 | Blog

America’s most powerful CEOs are finding that their enormous wealth can also be a double-edged sword. Continue reading

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