The legendary regulator and white-collar criminologist William K. Black explains why, contrary to corporate media coverage, the bank failures set off by the Silicon Valley Bank crash were absolutely not sudden, unexpected, or unforeseeable, and why none of the regulations Democrats or Republicans are talking about would have stopped them.
The final segment of our series with Bill Black on modern American financial fraud.
Bill picks up the history of financial fraud with the Obama administration. Finance has targeted Black and Latinx families with sub-prime and liars loans and the crash wipes out 60-70% of their accumulated household wealth. What does Obama do? Bill joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news
Bill continues his history of modern financial fraud in America. He says the dark side of “financial discipline”, is the Merrill Lynch’s and Goldman Sachs of the world don’t provide discipline. They provide cash. They fund the expansion knowing it’s crap because they know as long as it’s going up, they personally, not Goldman, they personally will make a ton of money. Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
The Dodd-Frank legislation and stress test, do nothing to stop systemic-risky financial institutions from blowing up the economy again. Bill Black joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
Why did the Fed allow the collapse of Lehman Brothers? How did liars loans and fraud become so pervasive throughout the financial sector? Bill Black continues his history of financial fraud on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
The weakness of regulations and resources to enforce accountability on the finance sector is by design. Regulators’ budgets have been gutted, and even weak laws made unenforceable. Unless individual bankers go to jail when they commit fraud, nothing will change. Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
How does a corrupt mortgage scam by brokers in California become a massive national fraud that puts the whole economy into a deep crisis? Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
In part two of the series, Bill picks up the story of the S&L fraud of the ’80s, when bankers were charged and went to jail – unlike what has happened since. Bill Black joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news
The U.S. SEC has opened an investigation into Archegos Capital’s Bill Hwang and trades that led to $20 billion in losses for his firm and perhaps billions more for various banks. What kind of perverted system allows such chaos? Bill Black on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
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