The Common Good

Human Greed Lies At Root Of Economic Crisis

Date: September 23, 2008

As Fed and Treasury officials scramble to secure a $700 billion rescue for faltering financial institutions, economists are pointing fingers of blame at just about everyone: lenders, bankers and borrowers. Does greed lie at the heart of the financial meltdown? Is Main Street just as culpable as Wall Street? NPR's Talk of the Nation interviews Rev. Jim Wallis and others.