Wall Street, Main Street and Government Intervention

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Populist anger from both the Left and the Right had a lot to do with the Wall Street rescue's failure in Congress. Both presidential candidates say they know it's unpopular, but they agree that it's time for action. We hear arguments for and against intervention now. Also, Somali pirates, surprised when they seized a ship loaded with heavy weapons, are now surrounded by the US Navy. Can they strike a bargain?


Banner image: Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal