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Government Wants to Buy 'Toxic Waste' for You

September 19th, 2008

Episode 7 of 964 episodes

The U.S. Treasury Department and members of Congress are considering a $1 trillion plan to buy up bad assets on Wall Street. Economist Raghu Rajan says that looks like a move made in panic to him. He blames election-year politics, and proposes a way for Wall Street to save itself.

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