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  Peter Wallison: Dodd-Frank slowing economy

The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison talks to Jeff Greenfield about how the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill has slowed our economic recovery.


  Braking the banks

Need to Know travels to D.C. to examine Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for increased Wall Street regulation.


Excuse me, I’m having a Macbeth moment

What might Macbeth’s sleepless nights be like, tormented by fears and prophecies? An interactive theater experience will help us find out, though it seems we already know.


  Louise Story on how the ‘big fish’ of the financial crisis got away

New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why, in the aftermath of the financial crisis that generated hundreds of billions in losses, no high-profile participants in the disaster have been prosecuted.


  Big fish, little fish: Why the executives behind the financial crisis aren’t facing jail time

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera discusses the case of Charlie Engle, one of the “little fish” who went to jail for lying on a mortgage application, while many of the “biggest fish” responsible for the financial crisis have escaped prosecution.


Fed belatedly discloses top ‘discount window’ borrowers

A lawyer for the Federal Reserve dropped off previously undisclosed loan documents at the Washington, D.C,. office of Bloomberg News this morning, marking the end of a three-year struggle to compel the Fed to disclose who borrowed from its “discount window” during the 2007 financial crisis.


  Stacy-Marie Ishmael and Joe Nocera on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

The bipartisan federal commission created by Congress to get to the roots of the 2008 financial crisis issued its final report this week. Stacy-Marie Ishmael, an editor with the Financial Times, and Joe Nocera, a business columnist for the New York Times, speak with Alison Stewart about why it was so hard for the commission to determine who was to blame.

In ‘Inside Job,’ a new doc about the financial crisis, no one looks good

“Inside Job,” a documentary detailing the causes of the financial collapse of 2008 and its aftermath, is a scathing critique of U.S. policies of deregulation since the 1980s — a critique that extends to Republicans and Democrats alike. At a New York Film Festival screening of the film, director Charles Ferguson said that one of […]

Inside a screening of ‘The Inside Job’

If half of what’s in “The Inside Job” is half true, it will make you very, very angry.

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