Mar 23, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, March 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, March 23, 2009

Segments From this episode

Geithner: Must take risks to fix crisis

Mar 23, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's plan to get bad assets off banks' books, and what signs he will look for to see economic recovery.

How Geithner's bank plan would work

Mar 23, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to get banks lending again involves private investors soaking up the toxic assets while the government guarantees against losses. Will it work? Jeremy Hobson has the details.

Plans to rein in banks may go too far

Mar 23, 2009
Lawmakers fed up with the financial services industry are crafting new plans to overhaul regulation. But are some plans to rein in the banks over-reaching? John Dimsdale reports.

Taxing bonuses could slow economy

Mar 23, 2009
If bonuses given to employees of bailed-out companies are taxed, it could have a huge impact on institutions receiving TARP money and the economy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

It's unethical not to give in recession

Mar 23, 2009
In a downturn, it can sometimes be easy to forget about the poor. Kai Ryssdal speaks with bioethicist Peter Singer about why he believes we should give even more during a recession.

Latino workers find greener landscape

Mar 23, 2009
The real estate bust has forced companies to cut construction jobs Latino immigrants used to fill. So laid-off workers have turned to greener pastures for work in the downturn. Dan Grech reports.

Music from the episode

Freedom Sounds The Skatalites
Cry Baby Nikka Costa