Other Bailout Coverage
FRONTLINE: Inside the Meltdown
FRONTLINE investigates the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.
NPR: PLANET MONEY
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO blog and podcast covering financial news.
BASELINE SCENARIO: Financial Crisis for Beginners
Articles that explain the complex roots of the crisis in plain English. From BASELINE SCENARIO, the influential Web site of Simon Johnson and James Kwak. You can also find links to other influential financial blogs.
PROPUBLICA: Eye on the Bailout
Non-profit investigative reporting unit PROPUBLICA provides tools and background for investigating and tracking the bailout.
NEW YORK TIMES Topics: Credit Crisis - Bailout Plan
"Special Report: A World of Trouble, the sequel"
International news and perspective from GlobalPost.
Articles of interest
by Michael Lews, PORTFOLIO, December 2008. Background into the 2008 market collapse.
"The Quiet Coup"
by Simon Johnson, THE ATLANTIC, May 2009. Johnson argues that financial oligarchy holds too much power in Washington, D.C.
"The Global Pool of Money"
This radio show, a collaboration between THIS AMERICAN LIFE and NPR NEWS, walks through the causes of the financial crisis.
"Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street"
by Felix Simon, WIRED, February 23, 2009.
"Why Wall Street Always Blows It"
by Henry Blodget, THE ATLANTIC, May 2009.
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL Coverage
James Thindwa, whose campaign for economic fairness for working people in Chicago has brought him up against the city's powerful political establishment and corporate giant Wal-Mart. (March 27, 2009)
Bill Moyers talks with economist Robert Johnson, who decodes this week's news on the bank bailout, with a hard look at the international ramifications of the plan and a discussion of why nationalization has become a flash point. (February 27, 2009)
Former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), MIT Sloan School of Management professor and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Simon Johnson examines President Obama's plan for economic recovery. (February 13, 2009)
Bill Moyers sits down to talk about the economic future with James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Galbraith is the author of six books, the most recent, THE PREDATOR STATE: HOW CONSERVATIVES ABANDONED THE FREE MARKET AND WHY LIBERALS SHOULD TOO. (October 24, 2008)
Michael Zweig, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, on the economic realities of the downturn. (October 17, 2008)
Bill Moyers talks with one of the world's most successful investors George Soros about the global capital meltdown, how he saw it coming, and what can be done now. (October 10, 2008)
Kevin Phillips on BAD MONEY
Bill Moyers sits down with former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic Kevin Phillips, whose latest book BAD MONEY: RECKLESS FINANCE, FAILED POLITICS, AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM explores the role that the crumbling financial sector played in the now-fragile American economy. (September 19, 2008)
Winners and Losers
NEW YORK TIMES business and financial columnists Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris discuss who wins and who loses in the financial turmoil. (September 19, 2008)
Facing up to the Economy
Bill Moyers talks with economist Dean Baker and journalist Bob Herbert about the economic challenges facing the government and the populace. (August 8, 2008)
THE JOURNAL travels to ground zero of the mortgage meltdown Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondent Rick Karr takes viewers to Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to the spate of foreclosures caused by the subprime mortgage crisis. (July 18, 2008)
William Greider on Wall Street
Veteran journalist William Greider on the current financial crisis and what he calls "the great deflation of Wall Street." (July 18, 2008)
The Downturn on the Homefront
Sociologist Katherine Newman on the global markets' effect on kitchen table issues. (January 25, 2008)
An American Recession?
Veteran market watcher Robert Kuttner and Wall Street insider William H. Donaldson give their read of the current economic landscape and discuss the risks of the deregulation of the financial industry. (October 12, 2007)
Investment industry giant John Bogle says that as more and more money managers take control over corporations on Wall Street, Main Street is paying the price.
(September 28, 2007)
Financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson on the SEC, the mortgage crisis and other matters fiscal. (June 29, 2007)