Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Is Wall Street's crisis our crisis?

Standard & Poor's downgrading of the US debt rating has everyone watching the global financial markets. On the next Your Call, we'll ask if that's the right place to look for signs about the health of the American economy. Will the current instability matter to the unemployed? Or have an impact on the widening wealth gap between black and Hispanic families and their white counterparts? And why is big finance still setting the terms of our economic discussion? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Bill Black, an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

Roderick Harrison, Associate Professor of Urban Sociology, Stratification, Social Inequality at Howard University and the founding director of DataBank, an online clearinghouse of data on African Americans and other ethnic populations.

Click to Listen: Is Wall Street's crisis our crisis?


Anonymous said...

Absolutely great show on our very sobering (and for some tragic) economic times. You must have both Prof. Black and Prof. Harrison back on the air soon!

Walter Montalvo said...

Clearly delineates and describes the economic crisis past (do you remember the S&L crisis?) and current (liar's loans and lack of prosecution of fraud).
This is real education for all of us.