New York Times Labels Pete Peterson Group ‘Center-Left’

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 6:01 am

There are many explanations for why America is more right-wing than other countries in the developed world; an individualistic and unsympathetic political culture, the use of religion for reactionary causes, racial antagonism and division in the working class, a governmental structure designed to defend a commercial oligarchy – take your pick. But just because the [...]

Bill Black Stopping by FDL for Special Salon Today at 2:00pm ET

By: Friday February 17, 2012 8:15 am

Programming note: later today, I’ll be hosting a special FDL Salon with William Black, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One. Black specializes in white-collar criminology, and in his time as a federal regulator, he helped put over 1,000 financial [...]

Bill Black’s Primer on the Fraud at the Heart of the Financial System

By: Friday February 4, 2011 10:40 am

William Black has an important story highlighting two documents that are crucial to understanding the financial crisis. They may not be vital documents in and of itself, but they’re representative of what happened to nearly bring down the US financial system. Black, an expert on white-collar crime, keys in on the documents that show the [...]

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