Topic: "Banks & Financial Institutions"

Examines the morality, motivations, and corruption of corporations, big banks, and markets. Recent scandals on Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and the IMF are highlighted, and ideas for the role markets should play in shaping society and business.

The Corporation

The Corporation

Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that the modern business corporation is created by law to function like a psychopathic personality.

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Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

Jeffrey D. Clements and Bill Moyers
This is the first practical guide for every citizen on the problem of corporate personhood and the tools we have to overturn it. Jeff Clements explains why the Citizen’s United case is the final win in a campaign for corporate domination of the state that began in the 1970s under Richard Nixon.

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The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many—including […]

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Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz
An incisive look at the global economic crisis, our flawed response, and the implications for the world’s future prosperity. The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide than any crisis since the Great [...]

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis
The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters [...]

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