Bill Moyers Journal: William K. Black + Michael Copps + Deepening the American Dream

Bill Moyers Journal
April 23, 2010

William K. Black

As President Obama makes the case for strong financial reform, Bill Moyers sits down with veteran regulator William K. Black, who says Wall Street is already been breaking current rules.

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Michael Hudson: Obama’s Republican Class War Presidency (must-listen)

Interview with Michael Hudson
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Guns and Butter


February 3, 2010

“Obama’s Republican Class War Presidency” with financial economist, Michael Hudson, on Obama’s State of the Union Speech and its economic consequences.  The reappointment Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke.

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Keiser Report №13: Barry Ritholtz: Bailout Nation

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February 02, 2010

Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandal behind the UK economy, which is lying on a bed of nitroglycerin, the Tea Party racket and the Save Our Savers group. Keiser also speaks to Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation, about Tim Geithner, Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke.

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The “Volcker Rule” is a Good Start, Now Fire Geithner and Summers by Richard C. Cook

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by Richard C. Cook
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January 22, 2010

The new restraints on bank lending for speculation proposed yesterday by President Barack Obama follow the advice of former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker but will be much more credible if the president now fires Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council director Lawrence Summers.

What President Obama is calling the “Volcker Rule” would take us back in the direction of the 1932 Glass-Steagall Act which kept commercial and investment banking separate for 67 years, until 1999 when it was foolishly repealed by President Bill Clinton.   Then-Treasury Secretary Summers strongly supported the repeal.

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Greg Palast busts the WTO + World Trade Organization Risks Financial ‘China Syndrome’ (must-see)

by Greg Palast
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Dandelion Salad
November 29, 2009

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Barney Frank and the Planet of the Banks by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Oct. 16, 2009

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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What planet is Congressman Barney Frank on, anyway? It is the planet of the banks and other financial firms that keep his campaign coffers humming, as their chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

On his extraterrestrial perch, camouflaged by his witty and irreverent observations, he sees the agony of gouged, debt-ridden consumers and homeowners, but his actions do not measure up.

As of this writing before the final set of hearings, Mr. Frank has dropped key provisions from a proposal to establish an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA).

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Forging a “New World Order” Under a One World Government, Part 4 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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August 13, 2009

Part 1: Global Power and Global Government: Evolution and Revolution of the Central Banking System

Part 2: Origins of the American Empire: Revolution, World Wars and World Order

Part 3: Controlling the Global Economy: Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission & the Federal Reserve by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Global Power and Global Government: Part 4

Globalization and the New World Order

The 1990s saw the emergence of what was called the New World Order. This was a term that emerged in the early 1990s to describe a more unipolar world, addressing the collapse of the Soviet Union and the newfound role of the United States as the sole and unchallenged global power. The New World Order was meant to represent a new phase in the global political economy in which world authority rested in one place, and for the time, that place was to be the United States.

This era saw the continual expansion and formation of regional blocs, with the formation of the European Union, the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the creation of the WTO. The World Trade Organization was officially formed in 1995, as the successor to the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was formed in 1944 at the Bretton-Woods Conference. The WTO manages the international liberal trading order.

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