Matt Taibbi

Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone

Matt Taibbi appears in the following:

Why Matt Taibbi Sees 2016 as the Year of the "Insane Clown President"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Journalist Matt Taibbi joins us to discuss his latest book, "Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus."

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Two Years Later, Eric Garner's Activist Daughter Demands Action

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Eric Garner's activist daughter Erica and Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi talk about the two year anniversary of Garner's death on Staten Island and the family's call to action.

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Who Is 'Limonov'? Not Even His Biographer Really Knows

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I had a typical first experience with famed Russian emigre-turned auteur-turned neo-fascist revolutionary Edward Limonov: I misunderstood him.

Everybody misunderstands Edward at least once. Usually, they underestimate this slight, bearded man with the mild manners.

I knew him in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he wrote a column ...


Matt Taibbi on the Rise of Injustice and Inequality in America

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The reporter's new book argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy to go unpunished, while it turns poverty itself into a crime.

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Matt Taibbi on Injustice and Inequality

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The reporter's new book argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy to go unpunished, while it turns poverty itself into a crime.

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'The Divide': A Startling Portrait of U.S. Inequality

Monday, April 07, 2014

The idea of "two Americas" is hardly new. In his new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” journalist Matt Taibbi provides a startling portrait of a cou...

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Matt Taibbi on the Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi discusses what new documents reveal about the role that the rating agencies played in the 2008 financial meltdown. His latest article is "The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis."

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Matt Taibbi on Manipulation of the Swap Market

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Matt Taibbi talks about the manipulation of the swaps market. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently subpoenaed brokers at the interdealer broker ICAP and bankers at 15 Wall Street institutions to find out if they colluded to manipulate the ISDAfix rate. ISDAFix impacts global borrowing costs as well as the price of $379 trillion interest-rate swaps, and other important benchmarks in the wake of the Libor rigging scandal.

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Matt Taibbi on the Conventions, Wall Street, and the Election

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, talks about the election and the complicated relationship the Obama administration has with Elizabeth Warren and with the financial industry.

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Backstory: Matt Taibbi on JP Morgan Chase

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone , joins us to talk about the recent $2 billion-plus loss at JP Morgan Chase and the state of Wall Street. Taibbi is the author of Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History.

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Backstory: Matt Taibbi on Bank of America

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi takes a look at the fragile situation at Bank of America. The bank that was deemed too big to fail and received a $45 billion government bailout has, Taibbi argues, defrauded investors and insurers, homeowners and the unemployed.

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Wall Street: History Repeats?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker, and author of the new novel Black Tuesday, Nomi Prins joins Matt Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and author of Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History, in a conversation about past economic crashes and the current protests.

Event: Nomi Prins with Matt Taibbi at The Strand 7p.m. Oct. 18 (free with purchase of book or gift card) 

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Matt Taibbi on Griftopia, Wall Street, and the Financial Crisis

Monday, October 03, 2011

Matt Taibbi, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, talks about the ongoing American financial crisis, the Wall Street protests, and the commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world. His book Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History, newly released in paperback, looks at the biggest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding.

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The Changing Nature of Economic Retreats

Friday, August 26, 2011

Many eyes are on Jackson Hole, Wyoming today, as the markets wait on remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. It was at last year's Fed Symposium that Bernanke laid the groundwork for the Fed to buy $600 billion in treasury bonds to stimulate the deflating economy. Many are hoping that this year, the Fed will unveil another economy-boosting plan. Conferences like the Fed retreat at Jackson Hole or Davos weren't always considered backdrops for major policy announcements. When did this change? And why?


Matt Taibbi on the SEC and Wall Street

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi discusses his latest article, “Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?”  For the past two decades, according to a whistle-blower at the SEC who recently came forward to Congress, the agency has been systematically destroying records of its preliminary investigations once they are closed.

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Matt Taibbi Asks Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Matt Taibbi talks about his latest article for Rolling Stone magazine, "Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?" He reports on why Wall Street banks—the culprits behind the global financial disaster—weren’t criminally prosecuted for knowingly selling worthless mortgage-backed investments to insurance companies, state pension funds, and foreign banks. 

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The Big Picture: Jill Lepore and Matt Taibbi

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

For the final installment of our election series The Big Picture, contributing editor for Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore discuss the results of Election Day—what happened at the polls, who won and who lost, and the state of the country. Taibbi’s new book Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America, unravels the story of financial crisis. Lepore’s new book The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History looks at American history according to the far right.

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Matt Taibbi on Goldman Sachs Settlement

Friday, July 16, 2010

Contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, Matt Taibbi weighs in on whether the punishment for Goldman Sachs is adequate. The financial giant mislead subprime mortgage investors as the housing market began to collapse. The settlement seems significant, however, it's not that much money for Goldman and, pending approval by a federal judge, the settlement will clear the company of the charges. 

However the question remains: If no one is personally held accountable, will fraudulent business practices ever cease to exist?  Matt Taibbi says that part of the problem is that "when these things happen, the leadership isn't prosecuted, no one goes to jail."

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Goldman Sachs and the Vampire Squid

Friday, July 31, 2009

Goldman Sachs posted records profits in the second quarter of this year. Matt Taibbi, political reporter for Rolling Stone argues in "The Great American Bubble Machine" that the investment bank has been involved in every major market shift going back to the Great Depression.

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Damned If You Do: Profiting in a Recession

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

While much of America remains mired in a recession, Goldman Sachs is booming. The investment bank just paid back the $10 billion loan it took from the federal government last year and...