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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission


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As bankers' bonuses are unveiled and new taxes on big banks are weighed, a commission led by former California treasurer Phil Angelides has begun public hearings to determine what might have caused the financial crisis of 2008-09. We discuss the crisis and the commission.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bill Thomas, vice chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 28 years
  • Gerald Epstein, chair of the economics department and co-founder of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and co-founder of SAFER, the Economists' Committee for Stable, Accountable, Fair and Efficient Reform
  • Jesse Eisinger, senior reporter for ProPublica
  • Joseph Grundfest, former commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission, professor of law and business and co-director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School, cofounder and director of Financial Engines, Inc. and former director for Oracle Corp.

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