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Robert Kuttner and Matt Taibbi discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government with Bill Moyers. Bill Moyers Journal Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall...
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Young adults have an enormous stake in the financial regulatory reform debate. They have paid a high price for a banking crisis caused by lax regulation, and their economic futures will depend on rebuilding strong public structures for financial regulation going forward. This briefing paper...
The major credit rating agencies, Moody’s, Standard & Poors, and Fitch, bear a heavy burden of responsibility for the financial meltdown. It was their seal of approval that enabled Wall Street to develop a multi-trillion-dollar market for bonds resting on a foundation of tricky loans and bubbly...
Reforms pending in Congress would not touch the abuses of hedge funds and private equity. Despite all the noise about financial reform, the shadow banking system that helped create the financial crisis would remain fundamentally unaltered by the legislation now pending in Congress. Indeed,...
[RELATED: Read Demos' Letter in Support of the SAFE Banking Act, here.] Our financial system has become dominated by institutions that are "too big to fail." Moreover, as FDIC Chairman Bill Isaac has said, they are "too big to manage, and too big to regulate." MIT professor Simon Johnson and James...