David Smick

global financial market strategist

Guest

Global-policy advisor to many hedge funds; founder and editor of the International Economy magazine and author of The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy

David Smick on KCRW

President Obama will likely propose another huge investment of public money in private banks and brokerages houses.  The mismanagement that caused them to collapse has made them very…

Getting the Biggest Bang from the Next Bailout

President Obama will likely propose another huge investment of public money in private banks and brokerages houses.  The mismanagement that caused them to collapse has made them very…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Big chunks of America's biggest banks are now owned by the taxpayers and, with billions more bailout money to come, they're going to own more.

Getting the Biggest Bang from the Next Bailout

Big chunks of America's biggest banks are now owned by the taxpayers and, with billions more bailout money to come, they're going to own more.

from To the Point

President-elect Obama said today that America's economic crisis is " no accident of history ."  He decried "an era of irresponsibility" from Wall Street to Washington.   But he said…

A Political Salesman Lays It on the Line

President-elect Obama said today that America's economic crisis is " no accident of history ."  He decried "an era of irresponsibility" from Wall Street to Washington.   But he said…

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Israel’s sharp turn to the extreme right has startled American Jews.

from Scheer Intelligence

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

from Greater LA

The perfume industry is moving away from its commercial French roots to something a little more LA: more diverse, accessible, and artistic.

from Greater LA

In the film “Women Talking,” Mennonite women were drugged and raped by men in their community, and they’re debating whether to fight or leave.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California Botanic Garden in Claremont has a Noah’s Ark of native plants. That’s where freezers preserve seeds from plants that might go extinct.

from Greater LA

Karen Bass was sworn in as LA’s first female mayor on Sunday. Today, she kept her campaign promise of declaring a state of emergency on homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Regenerative agriculture grows healthier food, captures carbon from the atmosphere, and fights climate change. So why isn’t every farmer doing it?

from Greater LA

The department told CalMatters it can’t say how many cases it chose not to investigate during the past 18 months under a new state law, which aimed to ensure state oversight of police…

from News Stories