The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The Looting of America Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/59553/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Les Leopold, director of the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, seeks to correct the myths that blame the financial meltdown on low-income home buyers who got in over their heads, people who ran up too much credit-card debt, and government interference with free markets. In The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It, he looks into how Wall Street undermined the economy by turning to highly lucrative but extremely risky financial approaches.