Tag: wall street
Robert Reich: Why The Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were ForgottenFebruary 2014
The extraordinary u-turn in the course of the American economy.
Robert Reich: Why The Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall StreetFebruary 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 BackDecember 2013
How Wall Street has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme—again.
Jake Bernstein: NY Fed Fired Examiner Who Took on GoldmanOctober 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 DaySeptember 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 EndingMay 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 StreetMay 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 BrigadeMarch 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 ItJanuary 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 ReductionDecember 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 DemocracyJuly 2012
Our democracy is for sale. And people are buying.
Robert Reich: The Wall Street Scandal of All ScandalsJuly 2012
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, here’s the insider-trading Libor scandal.
Robert Reich: Dimon in the RoughJune 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 BarkMay 2012
President Obama could differentiate himself in an election year by coming out strong against the excesses of Wall Street.
Taking Care of Wall StreetDecember 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.