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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A still from the Robin Hood Tax YouTube video featuring actor Bill Nighy, among others.
February 19, 2014 | Activism

The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought “serious money to the fight against extreme poverty.” Continue reading

Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at the plant will decide in a three-day vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
February 17, 2014 | Blog

Many lessons can be learned from the union election at the Tennessee VW factory. One especially important one concerns how “outside influence” works so one-sidedly in the United States. Continue reading

comcast, net neutrality
February 17, 2014 | Blog

Michael Copps says if Comcast acquires Time Warner, consumers will lose out in the end, as they would if the FCC fails to respond to a recent court decision overturning the concept of Net neutrality. Continue reading

Retired circuit judge Sam Payne, left, announces that Volkswagen employees voted to deny representation by the United Auto Workers union as Frank Fischer, Chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, center, and Gary Casteel, UAW Region 8 Director, look on from behind, Feb. 14, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Henry)
February 16, 2014 | Blog

In Tennessee, a fear campaign where working people have every reason to be afraid. Continue reading

Married couple
February 14, 2014 | Blog

Those arrows aren’t hitting their lovelorn targets the way they once did. The reason? New research points to our growing economic divide. Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need to get money out of politics. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig marching in New Hampshire. (John Light)
February 14, 2014

In the footsteps of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, activist Lawrence Lessig leads a two-week,185-mile trek through the winter cold in New Hampshire to raise awareness of corruption in American politics. Continue reading

Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at the plant will decide in a three-day vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
February 13, 2014 | Blog

The manufacturer’s openness to better labor relations is driving anti-union lawmakers up a wall. Continue reading

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. De Blasio outlined his vision for New York and offered a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 13, 2014 | Blog

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan is all around us. Continue reading

President Barack Obama listen as Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, where the president announced he is nominating Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 12, 2014 | Blog

The growing disconnect between the Fed’s policies and people’s lives means we need to start exploring alternatives. Continue reading

Ronald Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, outlining his plan for Tax Reduction Legislation in July 1981.
February 12, 2014 | Blog

The former labor secretary opines on the most important economic lessons we learned in the 30 years following World War II. Continue reading

New Hampshire March, Lawrence Lessig, protesters
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against greed and corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need for campaign finance reform. Watch the full show. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig marching in New Hampshire. (John Light)
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

A special report on a two-week trek through frozen New Hampshire, led by activist Lawrence Lessig, to put political corruption on ice. Watch the full show.
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President Barack Obama greets an employee in the bakery at a Costco store in Lanham, Md. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, where he spoke about raising the minimum wage the morning after his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
February 12, 2014 | Blog

President Obama is set to sign an executive order raising contractors’ wages today. Continue reading

Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with environmental activist Bill McKibben. Continue reading

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