Our Banks Are Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 6:39 pm

As I noted in this morning’s Sunday Talking Heads thread, Bill Moyers sat down with Anat Admati, the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. The talked about the s


Joseph Stiglitz With Bill Moyers on Fair Taxes

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Joseph Stiglitz sits down with Bill Moyers to talk taxation for all, fair taxation for all, including cracking down on the mega tax-dodging corporations such as GE, Pfizer, and Merck. Stiglitz just published a White Paper on the subject.

MENA Mashup: AIPAC, CIA, the Deep State, and, the House of Saud

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Pepe Escobar has also been screaming about the House of Saud’s recent perfidy… Warning: Saudi mayhem ahead

Eric Holder’s Private Meeting With Jamie Dimon Under Scrutiny

By: Monday October 28, 2013 12:35 pm

Since when do subjects of an investigation get a private meeting with the Attorney General of the United States? Since that Attorney General is a former (and likely future) Wall Street lawyer. US AG Eric Holder decided to break protocol and have a personal one on one meeting with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. The meeting came amidst a Department of Justice investigation into JPMorgan and Dimon related to a slew of criminality the Too Big To Fail bank had engaged in prior to, during, and after the 2008 financial crisis.

Richard Wolff With Bill Moyers: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

By: Sunday August 11, 2013 6:40 pm

Richard Wolff, and then Saru Jayaraman.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

By: Sunday April 7, 2013 1:59 pm

Richard Wolff’s latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, makes provocative observations about our economic woes and proposes thoughtful solutions. His writing is concise and clear so even if you do not agree with his perspective on the world you come away with a clear understanding not only of what he thinks, but why you’re thinking doesn’t align with his.

You will read about such ideas only rarely in the news pages of mainstream magazines and newspapers – and then typically in a tone that is, at best, jaundiced. Wolff gets even less attention from radio, television and cable programs, with the lone exception of Bill Moyers who has been shunted off to a time slot guaranteed to minimize his audience.

Why the fear of an aging professor? Almost certainly it is because Wolff is widely regarding as America’s leading Marxist economist.

Explaining the Banking Crisis

By: Sunday June 24, 2012 1:00 pm

Bill Moyers interviews Matt Taibbi (RollingStone) and Yves Smith (NakedCapitalism). Matt and Yves are extremely bright and well informed regarding the financial sector. The two of them have obvious respect for each other and come at the banking industry from different perspectives but arrive at the same point.

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday February 17, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current topics that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Monday January 16, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews on current topics that may be of interest.

Sunday Late Night: “You Gotta Give ‘Em Hope”

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 8:01 pm

Harvey Milk had plenty of comfort to spare for the afflicted, but he damn sure afflicted the comfortable as best he could. Wouldn’t Harvey be horrified at the oligarchy, the plutocracy that sets — and benefits from — almost all American policy today?

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