“Both Presidential candidates are now talking somewhat more regulation and anger at finance. So I think that'll crimp their style a little bit. But I'm afraid that the horse is way out of the barn.”- Kevin Phillips
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
Amidst historic economic failures, Bill Moyers Journal takes an in-depth look at what led to the financial meltdown, what it means for American families, and how it will affect voters between now and November. Bill Moyers sits down with former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic Kevin Phillips, whose latest book BAD MONEY: RECKLESS FINANCE, FAILED POLITICS, AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM explores the role that the crumbling financial sector played in the now-fragile American economy.
And, Moyers speaks with NEW YORK TIMES business and financial columnists Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris to discuss who wins and who loses in the financial turmoil.
On MOYERS ONLINE
A BILL MOYERS JOURNAL photo essay: See how the Wall Street meltdown is going global.
Find out what Kevin Phillips means by "Pollyanna Creep."
On THE MOYERS BLOG
What question would you ask the candidates in next week's Presidential debate? Let us know.
The fall of the financial sector and government's ability to pick up the pieces. Tell us what you think.
In the midst of the financial fallout, what questions would you ask of leaders in the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury?
Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available online at www.pbs.org/moyers.