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WHYS 60: What are banks for?

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 02 September 2011

It's fair to say that banks are not partiularly popular among listeners to this show - and many of you have applauded reports that the US government will sue some of them over their role in the credit crunch.

But is the bigger picture being lost here - are more lawsuits and regulation what the American and the global economy needs right now?

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