It's Friday Night! Party Time! Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!
First up in PBS NOW: Credit & Credibility, originally broadcast December 26th, 2008. I personally missed this and it has some in depth interviews about the credit rating agencies role in the financial meltdown.
Next is a CSPAN segment with Professor Michael Greenberger (you might remember him from his testimony on oil speculation testimony) on financial derivatives and regulation.
Regulation on Derivatives
The next video opens with our topic today is a policy disaster and goes into more Academic details on the credit ratings agencies role in the financial crisis.
MOODY and POOR: The Rating Agencies and the Subprime Fiasco