What does it mean to “take on” Wall Street?

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Guests: David Zaring, Jesse Eisinger

Since the financial crisis of 2008, politicians and pundits alike have mentioned the need to “take on” or “reign in” Wall Street. Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle often reference things like “shadow banking” and “crony capitalism” to drum up populist sentiment. But what does taking on Wall Street entail? Today on Radio Times, we’ll discuss the variety of proposals that have been made in order to prevent another financial collapse and undo the growing rate of income inequality in America. We’ll be joined by DAVID ZARING, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as JESSE EISINGER, senior reporter at ProPublica.

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