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Slideshow: Occupy Wall Street, the Beginning

Oct 4, 2011
These days, the activists Occupying Wall Street are all over the news, with high profile visitors ranging from Nobel Prize winning economist Jose...
Posted In: #OccupyWallStreet, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Wall Street

Too Big to Fail, But Not Too Big to Sing

Oct 3, 2011
It was only a matter of time before this happened: "The Big Bank," the musical. It's got foreclosures, an environmentalist and a whole lot of hand...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, The Big Bank

Before There Was Money, There Was Debt

Sep 29, 2011
Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a new book by anthropologist, author and general provocateur, David Graeber. It gives a long and global view on th...
Posted In: david brancaccio, David Graeber, debt, economy 4.0

Someday, and That Day May Never Come...

Sep 28, 2011
We came up with a lot of possibilities when we were trying to think of a good metaphor to explain a derivatives clearinghouse....
Posted In: Clearinghouse, david brancaccio, Derivatives, economy 4.0, Satyajit Das

Dodd-Frank: If You Want to Drain the Swamp, Don't Ask the Frogs

Sep 22, 2011
Three years ago, the world was falling apart. Lehman Brothers was bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was bought for peanuts and the government's response wa...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

When There's Not Enough Time to (Celtic) Rock

Sep 20, 2011
Yesterday, we aired a story about Maryland's Genuine Progress Indicator, an alternative economic index that factors in hard-to-calculate variables...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Genuine Progress Indicator, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, new numbers

Feeling Relaxed? Now Put a Price On It

Sep 19, 2011
Let's say you're outside, it's a warm summer afternoon, you're sipping an iced tea... no wait that has too much caffeine, better make it a lemonade...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Genuine Progress Indicator, GPI, Maryland, new numbers

If Banks Win, Do You Win, Too?

Sep 6, 2011
Which of these competing arguments do you believe? You might think that banks should stockpile bigger cushions of capital so that taxpayers will...
Posted In: Basel, economy 4.0

The Top Five Films of the Financial Crisis

Aug 24, 2011
We're headed for another recession! Or maybe we're just still in a contraction. Whatever you call it (the Great Integration?), the tumultuous eco...
Posted In: Capitalism: A Love Story, economy 4.0, I.O.U.S.A., Inside Job, movies, too big to fail, We All Fall Down: The American Mortgage Crisis

Credit Where Credit is Due

Aug 23, 2011
Saran Sholar invested in her education and thought she was a shoe-in for the job. Having spent many years as a human resources professional, she...
Posted In: credit report, economy 4.0, employment screening

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