363: Enforcers

363: Enforcers

Sep 12, 2008
Stories about people who take the law into their own hands, even when the line between enforcing the rules and breaking them gets kind of hazy.
  • TAL producer Alex Blumberg reports on a peculiar Wall Street practice with a dirty-sounding name—naked short selling—and how one of Wall Street's main regulators, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, doesn't seem all that interested in regulating anything. (20 minutes)

    Alex's story is also going to be on NPR's new Planet Money podcast...which came about after our Giant Pool of Money show, the show Alex did on the mortgage;crisis with NPR's Adam Davidson. They're doing a couple new stories a week in the spirit of that show at npr.org/money.BusinessEconomics

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