The 2008 financial meltdown caused millions of Americans to lose their homes, and the austerity measures that followed only widened income inequality and helped fuel the rise of right-wing populism.
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Right-wing populists have exploited key weaknesses in liberal democratic society that were exacerbated by the failure of political leaders to respond effectively to the 2008 financial crisis.
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The housing bubble that burst and triggered the 2007-08 global financial crisis was fuelled by securitisation.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
Christie’s auctions off a Lehman Brothers sign in 2010.
It's when times are good that the seeds of the next financial crisis are sown.
Money, money, money.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
Argentina is just one of a handful of crisis-stricken nations asking the International Monetary Fund for help.
Some US$4.6 trillion has been made available to stave off financial crises across the world. The problem is that much of this funding is now spoken for, and the list of stricken nations is growing.
The Dow Jones is on a rollercoaster. But don't panic.
Interest among financial institutions in bitcoin derivatives contracts highlights worrying reminders of the not-too-distant past.
Brexit, bots and jobs and bitcoin are set to dominate economics news in 2018.
How can we sort out the crisis of contemporary democracy?
The leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa alliance.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Republicans have been opposed to the CFPB since it was created.
Republicans are hoping to eliminate or at least defang the only federal agency tasked solely with protecting consumers from financial abuses. What would we miss if they succeed?
Janet Yellen says another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes.
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Why does the Chair of the Federal Reserve believe there won't be another financial crisis in our lifetimes?
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
The Chinese government is doing its best to stop China's bad loan problem from blowing up.
Before the financial crisis struck, you could breathe the overwhelming air of prosperity on the bustling streets of Trikala.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Growth accelerations in African countries have been short-lived. That might be about to change.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
Rock and roll.
George Kerevan, Stephen Boyd and Katherine Trebeck see a world where employees are treated like just-in-time inventory.