Bill Moyers Journal on the Pecora Commission

Filed Under (Financial Regulation, Video) by Kristjan Velbri on 01-05-2009

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Bill Moyers Journal did an excellent video report (also available as a podcast) on the Pecora Commission, the name commonly used to describe the inquiry begun on March 4, 1932 by the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Currency to investigate the causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The name refers to the fourth and final chief counsel for the investigation, Ferdinand Pecora. Bill Moyers speaks with economist Simon Johnson and Ferdinand Pecora biographer and legal scholar Michael Perino.

You can read more about the Pecora Commission here. If you feel like you have a lot of time on your hands, you can go deep into the archives of the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research and read all about it.

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