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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Cameron Karnes sorts CDs at Independent Records & Video March 14, 2006, in Denver. As a group, Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1999, are characterized as confident, hardworking and technologically fluent. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Osler)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

Young people have every reason to feel detached from an array of major institutions that are no longer in tune with the problems that they face. Continue reading

Visitors tour the Bombardier Global Express XRS corporate jet during the Asian Aerospace Show in Hong Kong. March 2011. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

Plutocrats keep comparing progressives to Nazis. What’s up with that? Continue reading

Chokwe Lumumba,
March 21, 2014 | Blog

The mayor of Jackson, Miss., believed that economic development and the creation of jobs must be a collective rather than individual effort. Continue reading

March 20, 2014 | Blog

DC can’t find a permanent solution for its family homelessness crisis. Continue reading

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 photo, a Buddha statue is silhouetted by the sun on the hill of Phmon Baseth, outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

We’d live in a very different world if we privileged well-being over growth. Continue reading

Julia Angwin
March 18, 2014 | Blog
We've selected some of our favorite clips from Bill's interview with investigative journalist Julia Angwin, author of the new book, Dragnet Nation.
The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

One study looks at historical examples and concludes that it’s possible. Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren
March 15, 2014 | Blog

The watchdog agency has issued dozens of protections shielding consumers from shady practices by mortgage lenders, student loan servicers and credit card companies. Continue reading

Julia Angwin
March 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks to Bill about how America has become a dragnet nation where mass surveillance rules. Continue reading

Student Debt
March 13, 2014 | Blog

Poor families are bearing a greater burden of rising college costs than those from wealthier families, according to a new analysis of federal education cost data. Continue reading

computer keyboard with a lock, chain
March 13, 2014 | Blog

Investigative journalist Julia Angwin offers advice on how to protect yourself through the strategies she learned while researching her book, Dragnet Nation. Continue reading

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at Harrison High School in Harrison, Mont. November 2012. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
March 12, 2014 | Blog

The government and the private sector are tacitly colluding when it comes to obtaining and selling information on you. Continue reading

Julia Angwin
March 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks to Bill about how America has become a dragnet nation where mass surveillance rules. Watch the full show. Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 12, 2014 | Blog

HuffPo compares the realities people at the lower end of the labor market face with Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) rhetoric about the joys of being a fry chef. Continue reading

March 10, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: A Republican civil war, a rebranded Koch brothers’ enterprise and how to do some dark money digging on your own. Continue reading

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