Wall Street

Sam hosts investigative journalist Christopher Leonard to discuss his recent book The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy, on how the lessons that the US Government took from the 2008 financial crash led to a decade of an asset boom on Wall Street alongside wage stagnation for workers, and the role the […]
Sam and Emma host writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell to discuss his recent book Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World, on how the profits in Wall Street come from placing bets on the products most central to our society’s functioning. First, Rupert situates his studies over the past decade, originating with his work on the […]
Meet the new members of the Majority Report crew. Journalist David Dayen, explains the types of fraud that JP Morgan committed during the housing crisis. How the federal government always goes soft on JP Morgan and other unethical mega banks. Why the fines that JP Morgan pays are not real fines. Who is Larry Snyder […]
New report indicates climate change is moving even faster than we realized. How the Trump Administration is suppressing climate science. Policy and identity. What Ryan Cooper got right and wrong in his piece on Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick and Corey Booker. ICE’s new obscene policies and using children as bait. On The Fun Half: The […]
Journalist David Dayen, explains why Trump’s picks for Commerce and Treasury (Wilbur Ross and Steven Mnuchin) secretaries are both profiteers off of the housing crisis. Reverse mortgage schemes. Steve Mnuchin misery merchant. Wilbur Ross’s outsourcing career in private equity and how he profited from the foreclosure crisis. The Obama failure on the Foreclosure crisis and […]
Glenn Greenwald tells Brian Stetler that there is an imbalance in transparency between Clinton and Trump and what’s interesting in the Wikileaks emails. Journalist David Dayen explains what the Wikileaks emails reveal. The importance of branding and positioning in the Wikileaks emails. How corporate power works in the Democratic Party. How economic policy-making is influenced […]
Paul Heideman, a PHD candidate in sociology at NYC explains the opportunity that the left saw to takeover the Democratic Party in the 1960s. Pushing the Dixiecrats out of the Democratic Party. When the Democrats were a southern regional party. Capital intensive industries and coming to terms with the FDR Democratic Party. Where the Left […]
Rana Foroohar the author of  Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business explains why Mitt Romney is wrong about who the real makers and takers are. The imbalance between the financial sector and “real businesses.” Why finance sectors half the size of ours in the us are bad signs for economies. […]
Roger Stone tells Alex Jones that if he is killed blame the Clintons. David Dayen author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud explains why he told the bottom up story of the foreclosure crisis. The three individuals that Dayen followed to understand banking corruption in the housing market. Scams, […]
David Dayen explains how a new Goldman Sachs subprime mortgages fraud settlement with the Federal Government is a fraud. Why Goldman is not going to end up paying any actual money. Why Goldman’s punishment is like forcing a bank robber to open a lemonade stand. Who Goldman Sachs ripped off. Why the Federal government benefits […]