Tag Archives: financial industry

Pete Larson on the financialization of agricultural commodities

One of our regular contributors, my old friend Pete Larson, who many of you had the pleasure of seeing perform at this site’s 10th anniversary party a few weeks ago, is going to be speaking in Ann Arbor on Thursday about the financialization of agricultural commodities. I took the occasion to ask him a few […]

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Might NY’s Schneiderman probe lead to prosecutions on Wall Street?

I don’t know that I put much stock in it, but Matt Taibbi seems to think that we may actually see real prosecutions on Wall Street. Here’s a clip from his new piece for Rolling Stone on the newly launched investigation of Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs by New York State Attorney […]

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All the Devils are Here

I’m going to lay in bed and watch The Wire tonight. It’s not nearly as fun, but, if you’re looking for something to watch, here’s video of Jon Stewart interviewing the authors of the new book All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. I’m not incredibly knowledgeable when it comes […]

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Fighting for the Consumer Financial Protection Agency till our teeth are smashed out

As we’ve discussed here in the past, if we’re to avoid financial disasters in the future, it’s absolutely essential that the banking reform bill presently being discussed within the Senate Banking Committee establish a strong, independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Unfortunately, it looks as though some Democrats might be willing to trade it away in […]

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