William D. Cohan

Guest

William Cohan is an American business writer and former Wall Street investment banker. A former columnist for Bloomberg News, he is the author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World and the forthcoming Why Wall Street Matters.

William D. Cohan on KCRW

After financial disaster in 2008, President Obama distanced himself from "fat-cat bankers." Candidate Donald Trump roasted Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street.

Wall Street is welcomed back to Washington

After financial disaster in 2008, President Obama distanced himself from "fat-cat bankers." Candidate Donald Trump roasted Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street.

from To the Point

The latest global financial scandal may be the biggest of all, involving a benchmark used to set interest rates for contracts worldwide.

Barclays, LIBOR and Banking Culture

The latest global financial scandal may be the biggest of all, involving a benchmark used to set interest rates for contracts worldwide.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The  London Interbank Offered Rate , or LIBOR, is what banks charge each other to borrow money, and it's not just for financial wonks and accountants.

The LIBOR and Why It Matters

The London Interbank Offered Rate , or LIBOR, is what banks charge each other to borrow money, and it's not just for financial wonks and accountants.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Even with redactions, there’s plenty to discuss

from Left, Right & Center

After finding herself abandoned by society after leaving prison, Susan Burton became the aid she and so many others in her position needed.

from Scheer Intelligence

The victory against “the white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative capitalists” will be won in our courtrooms, our streets and our classrooms through vigorous, relentless…

from Scheer Intelligence

And minutes later, he’s indicted — this time, by the state of New York.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

from Scheer Intelligence

Thinking machines are finally able to think for themselves.  In the US, it’s for money. In China, it’s to enforce state control.

from To the Point

Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Unqualified kids are admitted to some of America’s most prestigious institutions. Parents, administrators and coaches face criminal charges.

from To the Point

More Americans are losing faith in “Fake News.” So journalist Tom Rosenstiel is writing novels.

from To the Point