Banking Industry

Demos' Heather McGhee goes on The Dylan Ratigan Show to discuss the STOCK Act and the importance of regulating the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington.
Demos Fellow Wallace Turbeville argues on Free Speech TV that Wall Street banks have distorted markets in the U.S. by focusing profit generation on complex financial services rather than investment in production. The full video of his appearance on Free Speech TV is available here.
On Ash Wednesday, churches in San Francisco announced they were removing $10 million from Wells Fargo and called on the bank, as per the advocacy group Faith in Public Life, “to put an immediate freeze on its foreclosures and repent for their misconduct.” The March 9 New York Times reported that “...
Demos' Benjamin Barber goes on Stossel to argue that fair regulations and public intervention are necessary components of a stable economy and society.
Vermont can put deposits of state tax revenue to use in ways that tilt the economic playing field back toward Main Street businesses, our community banks, and long-term job growth. The proposed state bank study (S. 204, H. 542) will help Vermont design an institution—like the successful Bank of...
Demos' Heather McGhee on TheRealNews: Regulations are full of exemptions and overly complicated; stronger reforms and public banking are needed.
NEW YORK, NY -- Demos applauds President Obama’s decision to use the Senate’s holiday recess to appoint Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The following is a statement released by Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy & Programs at Demos....
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Demos Senior Fellow Rich Benjamin sat down with FOX Business' David Asman to defend public outcry over run-away executive compensation.
Commentator and author Nomi Prins' work focuses on the bank bailouts and the economic crisis. Now she's turned her financial expertise into an historical novel set during the stock market crash of 1929. How do the class and power issues from the Depression relate to our current situation? What...
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