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March 11th, 2009
Episode 108 of 960 episodes
Nationalizing banks wouldn't cripple the economy, says Raghuram Rajan, former IMF chief economist and current University of Chicago professor, but it would be a step too far. Plus: Martin Wolf of the Financial Times considers where to lay blame for the economic crisis, and commerical real estate guy Jim Parrack talks about the trick to fielding requests for breaks on rent in Oklahoma City.