James Barth

former Chief Economist, Office of Thrift Supervision

Guest

Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and a senior finance fellow at the Milken Institute; former chief economist at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (1987-1989) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (1989)

James Barth on KCRW

A joint committee reached a  surprise compromise  last week on finance reform, and President Obama wanted both houses to pass it by the Fourth of July.  But the death of  Senator…

Finance Reform under the Microscope

A joint committee reached a surprise compromise last week on finance reform, and President Obama wanted both houses to pass it by the Fourth of July.  But the death of Senator…

from Which Way, L.A.?

President Obama calls the  finance reform compromise  the biggest thing of its kind since the Great Depression, and he wants it on his desk by the Fourth of July.

Finance Reform under the Microscope

President Obama calls the finance reform compromise the biggest thing of its kind since the Great Depression, and he wants it on his desk by the Fourth of July.

from To the Point

Yesterday, all the Senate Republicans and one Democrat voted not to allow a  finance reform bill  to go to the floor for debate.

Finance Reform: Public Anger and Partisan Politics

Yesterday, all the Senate Republicans and one Democrat voted not to allow a finance reform bill to go to the floor for debate.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff discusses potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, plus his relationship with Kevin McCarthy, and his serious consideration of a Senate run.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced he’s appointing a special counsel to look into the handling of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Esteemed physician Dr. Stephen Bezruchka explains why spending the most in the midst of inequality and flawed politics produces an unhealthy prognosis.

from Scheer Intelligence

Disney’s board of directors has ousted Bob Chapek. Former CEO and Executive Chairman Bob Iger will replace him.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Numbers and facts only tell half the story of some of the world’s most horrendous circumstances.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss what to expect during the lame duck session, the future direction of both parties amid a split Congress, and what polls got wrong and right during the midterm…

from Left, Right & Center

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

Panelists discuss their political lessons from 2022, the biggest moments, and what they’re tracking as we head into 2023.

from Left, Right & Center

A retail bottleneck has pushed the cannabis crop value down in California. A handful of marijuana measures recently approved by voters may change that.

from KCRW Features