Bailouts and Backroom Deals

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In her new book former investment banker Nomi Prins argues that Wall Street has held Washington hostage at the expense of average Americans. Then, NYC development week continues with Billy Talen, aka “Reverend Billy”, Green Party candidate for mayor and critic of over-development. Plus, can the NYPD and the FBI play nice? 30 Issues in 30 Days: Contribute to the Wiki and See the Schedule!


Nomi Prins and Billy Talen

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