Tag: wall street

Robert Reich: Why The Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten

February 2014

The extraordinary u-turn in the course of the American economy.

Robert Reich: Why The Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street

February 2014

And why it’s folly to believe that what’s bad for Main Street is good for Wall Street.

Laura Gottesdiener: The Empire Strikes Back

December 2013

How Wall Street has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme—again.

Jake Bernstein: NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on Goldman

October 2013

A Federal Reserve examiner hired in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act is fired after uncovering problems with Goldman Sachs’ conflict-of-interest policy

After May Day

September 2013

On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.

Robert Reich: Happy Anniversary, Lehman Brothers!

September 2013

What we haven’t learned about Wall Street over the past five years.

Robert Reich: Why the Anger?

August 2013

How today’s income inequality renders Americans more polarized than ever before.

Jesse Eisinger: Act of Congress Stresses Hopeful Creation of Dodd-Frank, Omits Grim Ending

May 2013

To a Beltway expert such as Robert Kaiser, that a dysfunctional and hyperpartisan Congress passed such a sweeping bill constitutes a small miracle.

Justin Elliott: House Finance Chair Hensarling Goes on Ski Vacation with Wall Street

May 2013

A getaway with Hensarling, whose committee oversees Wall Street and its regulators, is an invaluable opportunity for industry lobbyists.

Todd Gitlin: Is the Press Too Big to Fail?

April 2013

It’s dumb journalism, stupid.

Robert Reich: The Morality Brigade

March 2013

The right regulates the bedroom before the banks.

Robert Reich: TARP is Over, But the Bailouts Will Continue Until the Big Banks are Broken Up—And Washington Knows It

January 2013

Now is the time to start breaking up the financial giants.

Robert Reich: Today’s Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit Reduction

December 2012

Yes, unemployment is down, but don’t believe all the hype coming out of Wall Street.

Robert Reich: The Perfect Storm for Selling American Democracy

July 2012

Our democracy is for sale. And people are buying.

Robert Reich: The Wall Street Scandal of All Scandals

July 2012

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, here’s the insider-trading Libor scandal.

Robert Reich: Dimon in the Rough

June 2012

Banks don’t want Dodd-Frank regulations extended to their foreign branches and overseas subsidiaries. Should we listen?

Robert Reich: The Dog that Didn’t Bark

May 2012

President Obama could differentiate himself in an election year by coming out strong against the excesses of Wall Street.

Taking Care of Wall Street

December 2009

The Ohio Congresswoman (and the House’s longest-serving woman) on the vested interests in our broken system, how the bailout made things worse, and if she traded earmarks for donations.