Nomi Prins / TomDispatchSep 17, 2018
The disgraced global financial firm cooked the books, and the president may have done likewise. The trouble is that his shell games still largely remain to be revealed. Dig deeper ( 10 Min. Read )
Nomi Prins / TomDispatchApr 30, 2018
There’s a crucial institution in Washington that few in the media seem to be paying attention to, even as President Trump quietly makes it his own. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 20, 2015
Two issues dominated the opening of the third and last Democratic presidential debate of 2015: the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton data breach controversy, and foreign policy—namely how to deal with Islamic State. (Updated) Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Sonali Kolhatkar / TruthdigSep 20, 2013
While economists are celebrating a tenuous recovery five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this week’s US Census Bureau report on poverty provided a sobering statisticThis week’s U Census Bureau report on poverty provides a sobering statistic. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
By James K. Galbraith, The BafflerMay 19, 2012
Two months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, a group of experts and I warned the Obama campaign about the likelihood of a global economic crisis. Not the slightest word came back. Dig deeper ( 10 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 24, 2012
"60 Minutes" digs into the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and more specifically the government's decision not to prosecute the managers of the failed investment bank or its accounting firm. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / TruthdigJun 1, 2011
What was Timothy Geithner thinking back in 2008 when, as president of the New York Fed, he decided to give Goldman Sachs a $30 billion interest-free loan as part of an $80 billion secret float to favored banks? The sordid details of that program were finally made public this week in response to a court order for a Freedom of Information Act release, thanks to a Bloomberg News lawsuit.Oh yes, what did Goldman do with that taxpayer money it borrowed back in 2008? Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 13, 2011
Officials at the SEC have begun to doubt that the agency can prove that executives of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers investment bank broke the law after the company allegedly moved billions of dollars off its balance sheet. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 25, 2010
In a fascinating tale of international financial intrigue, the Wall Street Journal reveals how a secret task force of European leaders -- dubbed “the group that doesn't exist” -- was formed in 2008 to prevent the collapse of the eurozone, which could have triggered another global economic tsunami. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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