A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Eric Toussaint

Based: Belgium

Articles Written

The European Central Bank’s true priorities

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 2nd Apr 2016
Part 7 in a series of articles by Eric Toussaint - Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks ... [read more]

The big private banks run on LTRO

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 23rd Jan 2016
Part 6 of the series 'Too Big to Fail' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

BCE / LTRO: what’s that ?

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 13th Dec 2015
Part 5 of the series 'Too Big to Fail' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]
 

United-States : the Fed Bails Out Wall Street

by Eric Toussaint

Tue 6th Oct 2015
Part 4 of Eric Toussaint's series: Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks... [read more]

Part 3 of the series Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks

by Eric Toussaint

Thu 6th Aug 2015
Private banks shamefully enjoy a monopoly of lending to the public sector... [read more]

Greece: Alternatives to the Capitulation

by Eric Toussaint

Thu 30th Jul 2015
On 5 July 2015 the Greek people overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures imposed by the institutions that were known as the Troika... [read more]
 

Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks (part 2)

by Eric Toussaint

Fri 5th Jun 2015
Governments make gifts galore to private banks... [read more]

Governments submit to “Too Big to Fail” banks (part 1)

by Eric Toussaint

Mon 4th May 2015
Since 2007, the major Central Banks of the most industrialised countries have lent massively to private banks at very low interest rates in order to avoid their failure... [read more]

The Impunity Enjoyed by the Banks must Stop

by Eric Toussaint

Fri 13th Mar 2015
The final part of the series by Eric Toussaint - The Banks and the “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine... [read more]
 

To pay or not to pay?

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 21st Jan 2015
Joseph Stiglitz shows that a suspension of debt repayments can be beneficial for a country and its people... [read more]

The Big Banks Organise Massive Tax Evasion on an International Scale

by Eric Toussaint

Tue 13th Jan 2015
Part 7 of Eric Toussaint's series 'The banks and the “Too Big to Jail” doctrine'... [read more]

Big banks’ tampering with interest rates

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 7th Dec 2014
Part 5 in the series by Eric Toussaint - The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine... [read more]
 

HSBC: the bank with a shameful past and scandalous present

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 1st Nov 2014
The fourth article in the series The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

Drug and Bank Lords

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 24th Sep 2014
Part three of the series by Eric Toussaint: The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine... [read more]

Bank abuses in the real estate sector and illegal foreclosures in the United States

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 20th Aug 2014
Part 2 in the series by Eric Toussaint - The banks and the “too big to jail” doctrine'... [read more]
 

Banks and the New “Too Big to Jail” Doctrine

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 2nd Jul 2014
Part 1 of the series 'Banks and the new “too big to jail” doctrine' by Eric Toussaint... [read more]

What can we do with what Thomas Piketty teaches us about capital in the twenty-first century? (Part 2 of 2)

by Eric Toussaint

Mon 26th May 2014
Part 2 of Eric Toussaint's review of Thomas Piketty book Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

What can we do with what Thomas Piketty teaches us about capital in the twenty-first century?

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 25th May 2014
Part 1 of Eric Toussaint's review of Thomas Piketty book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Part 1 of 2)... [read more]
 

Banks: Fudged health report

by Eric Toussaint

Wed 23rd Apr 2014
The final part of the series by Eric Toussaint - Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game!... [read more]

Banks bluff in a completely legal way

by Eric Toussaint

Thu 20th Mar 2014
Part 8 of Eric Toussaint's series Banks Versus The People: The Underside Of A Rigged Game!... [read more]

The Mockery of Banking Discipline

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 2nd Feb 2014
Part 7 of Eric Toussaint series, Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game... [read more]
 

Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game (Part 6) - Even the IMF agrees…

by Eric Toussaint

Mon 6th Jan 2014
In October 2012, the IMF provided a key explanation of why the crisis was getting worse in Europe... [read more]

The Banks, Fragile Giants

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 24th Nov 2013
Part 5 of Eric Toussaint's series Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game shows that big banks continue playing with fire, because they are persuaded that governments will save them whenever necessary... [read more]

Bankocracy: from the Venetian Republic to Mario Draghi and Goldman Sachs

by Eric Toussaint

Thu 14th Nov 2013
From the 12th century to the beginning of the 14th, the Knights Templar, present in much of Europe, had become the bankers for the powerful and had taken part in the financing of several crusades... [read more]
 

A journey into the vice-ridden world of banking

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 26th Oct 2013
The primary objective of the world’s leaders is to avoid another banking and financial crash that could be worse than the one in September 2008... [read more]

Banks versus the People: the Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 3) - The greatest offensive against European social rights since the Second World War

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 22nd Sep 2013
We should not underestimate the capacity of the elites to make the most of a crisis situation writes Eric Toussaint... [read more]

Banks versus the People: The Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 2)

by Eric Toussaint

Sat 17th Aug 2013
The European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are at the service of the major private banks... [read more]
 

Banks versus the People: The Underside of a Rigged Game! (Part 1)

by Eric Toussaint

Sun 21st Jul 2013
Eric Toussaint looks at 2007-2012: Six years that shook the banking world... [read more]