Stories by William K. Black

William Black is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He spent years working on regulatory policy and fraud prevention as executive director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention, litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement, among other positions. subscribe to William K. Black's feed

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Obviously, the fiscal cliff is stupid policy and economic poison.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The "Grand Bargain" talk around D.C. is chock full of lies and incoherence.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: Benzinga

Through its lobbying group Third Way and media mouthpieces, Wall Street is determined to destroy the social safety net.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012, Source: Benzinga

GOP candidates can't get their stories straight on the deficit. Maybe because they're both full of baloney.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012, Source: Benzinga

BPI's business has tanked since the public learned about the nasty stuff secretly added to burgers. Now it's attacking First Amendment rights.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Saletan is head-over-heals in love with Paul Ryan and his DOA budget fantasy.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Why are politicians getting away with deliberately creating a system in which elite white-collar crime can flourish?

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

How can Playboy consider heterodox economic theories that much of the mainstream press dismisses?

Posted on: May 28, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

When Romney is in a hurry, his lying skills evaporate, as they did recently in a Time Magazine interview.

Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

International business reporters are helping the economic quacks who prescribe austerity snake oil.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Economists who apologize for elite fraud and support the wreckage of our financial system should be driven out of the public sphere.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Tough, smart, effective, and apolitical regulators are key to avoiding rampant fraud and future financial crises.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

White collar criminologist William K. Black sees the JOBS Act as a facilitator of fraud and a regulatory race to the bottom.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

James Q. Wilson's famous “broken windows” theory led to strict policing of working class behavior. What if his ideas were applied to Wall Street?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2012, Source: Benzinga

Oklahama's state attorney general is at war with the federal government. Is this a case of Confederacy-lite?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

The propaganda of Holder and Obama can't hide the fact that the administration is not serious about prosecuting mortgage fraud.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Apple's bombshell report on its suppliers shows anti-employee practices as common as iPods. White collar criminologist William K. Black investigates.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: Benzinga

Alan Greenspan touted 'reputation' as the characteristic that made possible trust and free markets. He was dead wrong.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: Benzinga

The white collar criminologist calls out Bush and Obama for not prosecuting financial fraud and demands an end to the free pass for campaign contributors.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011, Source: New Economic Perspectives

When seismic regulators fail and builders seek short-term profits, the magnitude of human tragedy is enormous. And it can happen here.

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