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colenotphil14 karma

Hey Molly and Kai! Let me first say, huge fan of Marketplace. I've been listening since my Dad played it in the car when I was 11, before I even remotely understood anything discussed. I am 24 now, and I listen so religiously, the show has had more staying power in my life than any other show, TV or radio. And as a another aside, noting your 10/2 episode of Make Me Smart, I thought you might find it funny I nicknamed my bong "Kai Ryssdal" a couple years back because I often listened to Marketplace while smoking after a long day at work. But I digress:

I want to ask about your interview with Ben Barnanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson earlier this year, because there was a bit where the men were still on the defensive, arguing (and in paraphrasing here) that they truly thought what they were doing was the best for the American people. Yet still today I read a lot of opinions that there was not enough punishment of the bankers involved, and that we should have let the banks fail. Do you agree that, 10 years after the The Great Recession as some call it, there is still a great deal of dissonance between the decisions of these men, and the American public? What thoughts do you have on this matter? If you could ask them another question on this matter, what would it be?

Thanks again for holding that interview, I think more people need to listen, it was extremely informative and interesting.

colenotphil13 karma

True, I wasn't intending to insult Kai but rather to point out you guys are journalists who interview business experts, more so than experts in and of yourselves. Sorry I did not elaborate!!

colenotphil12 karma

Asking the real questions here

colenotphil9 karma

Second the Student Debt question, even though these guys aren't experts per se