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With the increasing integration of the "real economy" and stock markets, all eyes were on Alan Greenspan today in anticipation of how deeply the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates to boost the economy. There's been a virtual deification of Greenspan thanks, in part, to an expanding American investor class willing to risk traditional savings in favor of market wealth. We weigh our changing perception of wealth, the latest Fed action, and the deification of Alan Greenspan with financial journalists, economic experts and the man who literally wrote the book on the Fed Chairman. (Matt Miller guest hosts.)
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