The New Agenda For Taking On Wall Street

More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Too Big to Fail, Too Dangerous to Ignore

Instead of moving forward with breaking up too-big-to-fail banks, we're having a debate over whether "too big to fail" is even a thing. If the debate seems complicated, maybe some people want it that way. But it's not.
Richard Eskow

Burning Issues: The Money Hidden In Shell Companies

Porter McConnell, the director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, discusses the amount of money hidden in shell companies and how the next president of the United States could address the issue in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Wall Street’s Fraud of the Week Club

$5.1 billion with Goldman Sachs, $1.2 billion with Wells Fargo – how many settlements will it take to convince some fact-resistant pundits and politicians that there is an epidemic of fraud on Wall Street?
Richard Eskow

Taking On Predatory Payday Lenders In Florida

In spite of Florida's problems with payday lenders, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat and chair of the Democratic National Committee, is fighting, not helping, efforts to to rein them in. Here's how she's being exposed.

Protect America’s Consumers From Astroturf and #SaveCFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the only federal agency out to protect the financial interests of American consumers. Naturally, big money interests want to shut it down. A new campaign says, “Not without a fight.”
Terrance Heath

Pushback Against DNC Chair’s Shilling For Payday Lenders

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's advocacy for payday lenders forces a defining question for fellow Democrats: Are you with the financial superpredators that besiege poor communities or with people trying to bring them to heel?
Isaiah J. Poole

Clipping America’s Hedge Funds

Getting the names and faces of hedge fund billionaires before the public can help us tell a vivid story of what’s gone wrong with our economy and our politics — and help us build a movement to slice away at that billionaire power.
Stephen Lerner

Bernie Sanders and ‘The Big Short’

After watching "The Big Short" and talking to viewers, it’s hard to argue against Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ demands to increase taxes on the billionaires and break up the banks.

Of Rotten Apples and Rotten Systems

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge-fund manager turned pharmaceutical CEO who was arrested last week, has been described as a sociopath. In reality, he’s a brasher version of what others in finance and corporate suites do all the time.

Who Impugns Hillary’s Integrity?

In the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of impugning her integrity by raising her support from Wall Street bankers. But it isn't Bernie who is doing the impugning, it's her Wall Street donors themselves.
Robert Borosage

Five Reasons Glass-Steagall Matters

What does a banking law passed 75 years ago and repealed 16 years ago have to do with the 21st century economy? As it turns out, a lot – and thus it became a major issue in Saturday's Democratic presidential debate.
Richard Eskow

The Rigging of the American Market

As long as the big corporations, Wall Street banks, their top executives and wealthy shareholders have the political power to do so, they’ll keep redistributing much of the nation’s income upward to themselves.

Sanders Pushes Postal Banking

We have millions of "unbanked" Americans. The U.S. Postal Service needs to expand its services. Postal banking is an idea whose time has come, and Bernie Sanders is highlighting his support.

Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking

Which Democratic candidate will take on the banks? They all have proposals that increase regulation and likely break up the biggest banks. But will their administrations enforce those as well as existing regulations if elected?

How Not To Give Employees A Raise

Paying to get good behavior would reward bad behavior, completely absolving CEOs and wealthy shareholders of their guilt in creating today’s gross inequality.
Jim Hightower

Shielding Wall Street from the Ravages of Bigotry

Former right-wing senator Phil Gram seems to have developed a new empathy for people who are demonized. He turned up on Capitol Hill recently, wailing that overpaid corporate chieftains are actually — get this — victims of public bigotry.
Jim Hightower

This Symphony Sounds Like a Wall Street Scheme

"Symphony" is a chat system that claims it would would prevent government spying for Wall Street. This is why it's important to ask exactly what that means.
Cormac Close

Meet The Billionaires Who Pillage Under the Shield of Philanthropy

America’s parasitical oligarchs are masters of public relations. One of their favorite tactics is to masquerade as defenders of the common folk while neatly arranging things behind the scenes so that they can continue to plunder unimpeded.
Lynne Stuart Parramore

Hillary on Quarterly Capitalism: Big Challenge, Timid Reform

Hillary Clinton has opened a "conversation" about what she calls "quarterly capitalism," the perverse incentives that lead corporations to focus on the short-term over the long. Her reforms, however, don't match her rhetoric
Robert Borosage
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