The Great American Bank Robbery

(From UCLA’s Hammer Forum) — William K. Black, the former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board who investigated the Savings and Loan disaster of the 1980s, discusses the latest scandal in which a single bank, IndyMac, lost more money than was lost during the entire Savings and Loan crisis. He will examine the political failure behind this economic disaster, in which not only massive fraud has taken place, but a vast transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class continues as the federal government bails out the seemingly reckless, if not the criminal. Black teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One. (Run Time: 1 hour, 38 min.)

2 responses to “The Great American Bank Robbery

  1. should we give up or kill'em

  2. Black is so lucid, enlightening, I wish he were running things. Can't believe it took me this long to hear this. Resonates even more strongly now in 2011. Watch him interviewed by Bill Moyers, it's great.