Tag: wall street

Robert Reich: What the Big Short Tells us About Wall Street

January 2016

Wall Street ruined the economy in 2008 and it will do it again

Robert Reich: The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

August 2015

In two very different ways, Trump and Sanders are agents of this revolt against the ruling class.

Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

July 2015

Clinton's decision not to reinstate Glass-Steagall is a big mistake.

Robert Reich: The Revolt of Small Business Republicans

May 2015

Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses?

Robert Reich: Trans Pacific Trickle-Down Economics

May 2015

"Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics?

Cezary Podkul: Another Big Tobacco Bond Deal, Cajun Style

May 2015

Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.

Robert Reich: The Big Chill

April 2015

Big money is buying off criticism of bad money with the tools of philanthropy.

Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time Around

April 2015

Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.

Robert Reich: The 2016 Democratic Nominee & Wall Street

March 2015

The Democratic nominee for President will campaign on reviving the American middle class.

Robert Reich: How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

February 2015

Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest one percent. 

Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

January 2015

Most presidential aspirants don’t want to talk about taming the Street.

Robert Reich: The Coin of the Realm

December 2014

Inside traders are rigging America.

Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Democrats

December 2014

Wall Street is one of the Democratic party’s biggest contributors.

Rebecca Solnit: Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

December 2014

The new Las Vegas invites you to defy or deny outright the desert that the old Vegas celebrated.

How Do You Know?

July 2014

The Bangladeshi-British writer on news versus novels, swapping rural poverty for Wall Street, and “the power of story on the human mind.”

Robert Reich: The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

May 2014

Where do America's latest political and economic trends merge?

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.