Stories by Zach Carter

Zach Carter is AlterNet's economics editor. He is a fellow at Campaign for America's Future, writes a weekly blog on the economy for the Media Consortium and is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine. subscribe to Zach Carter's feed

Posted on: Mar 18, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

Is a former Goldman banker using the Wall Street Journal to defame the consumer watchdog?

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In recent weeks, Treasury officials have leaked details about Warren to Politico to smear her reputation.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From laundering drug money to gouging you on overdrafts, here are five scams where Wall Street ran afoul of the law.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Treasury Dept.'s mortgage relief program isn't just failing, it's actively funneling money from homeowners to bankers, and Treasury likes it that way.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Dylan Ratigan is an unlikely champion of the common man, yet is emerging as one of the strongest voices for economic reform in the United States.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Take note, right-wing scandalmongers, this is what a politically motivated media conspiracy looks like.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Warren is a lauded scholar, and an inspiring advocate who will draw talented and dedicated reformers to her cause.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street has been caught laundering massive amounts of drug money. So why isn't anybody being punished?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The economy is crumbling and consumers are in trouble. So banks are hitting them with $38 billion a year in deceptive fees.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2010, Source: The Media Consortium

The jobs crisis is getting worse. Why won't Congress do anything about it?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Faced with the worst environmental disaster in history, Obama wants change. He just won't fight for it.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Derivatives are a hotbed of abuses and bailouts. So why are taxpayers footing the bill?

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Crazy views about homeownership are helping the very bankers who screwed us in the first place.

Posted on: May 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The existing $75 million cap on damages for offshore drilling companies is a bailout every bit as disgusting as those recently bestowed upon Wall Street.

Posted on: May 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The prominent economist explains why the model of the financial supermarket is a disaster, and why it's so dangerous that Wall Street is back to business as usual.

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Tom Carper is trying to sneak a covert piece of brutal deregulation into the Wall Street reform bill. Don't let him get away with it!

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street's captains of industry and top policymakers in Washington are often the same people. A lot of them get rich by playing for both teams.

Posted on: May 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Last night, Congress shot down the most important Wall Street reform.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The good news: Democrats didn't sacrifice much to break the GOP filibuster. The bad news: the Wall Street reform bill is still too weak.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Wall Street reform bill in Congress won't live up to President Obama's goals -- unless we can push them to change it.