The name Elizabeth Warren is one which has become well known during America’s economic crisis. She chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP – the Trouble Assets Relief Program. She appeared in Michael Moore’s Capitalism, A Love Story, bluntly calling out Wall Street for its role in creating the economic meltdown.
She helped create the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, making lending more transparent and working to eliminate unfair lending practices.
And now she’s running for the US Senate on the Democratic line against Republican Scott Brown in a race that’s expected to be a critical one for determining which party controls the Senate.
11:22 Eliz Warren Barnett
Up next, giving up on the Wall Street dream job, plus what Ayn Rand really believed. If you missed part of this show or want to hear it again, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org. This week’s show is #1210.
A few years ago college graduates revered Wall Street. It was the dream career – the job that could make you a millionaire. Today, many of those same grads revile it. Youth Radio’s Lauren Silverman, a recent college grad, remembers when she used to wish she could work on Wall Street. No more.
1:59 Wall Street woes PRX
This essay was produced by Youth Radio.
And finally, novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand has been in the news a lot during this contentious election season. Today Gilles Malkine introduces us to this Russian expat who has had such a lasting, and controversial, influence on Republican ideals.
6:45 Ayn Rand Malkine
Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician. He lives in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our theme music is by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock.
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