Tue, Jan 19, 2010 -- 9:00 AM
The Financial Crisis Inquiry CommissionDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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.
- Official page of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission : at FCIC.gov