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  Need to Know: January 11, 2013: A tale of four tax returns

Four New Jersey residents with dramatically different incomes to demonstrate how current tax regulations disproportionately benefit some Americans more than others.

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  Peter Wallison: Dodd-Frank slowing economy

The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison talks to Jeff Greenfield about how the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill has slowed our economic recovery.

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  Braking the banks

Need to Know travels to D.C. to examine Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for increased Wall Street regulation.

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Newt Gingrich, the anti-capitalist

Newt Gingrich has criticized Mitt Romney for his time at the buyout firm Bain Capital. But he may have a hard time casting himself as an advocate of economic justice.

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  Louise Story on how the ‘big fish’ of the financial crisis got away

New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why, in the aftermath of the financial crisis that generated hundreds of billions in losses, no high-profile participants in the disaster have been prosecuted.

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  Big fish, little fish: Why the executives behind the financial crisis aren’t facing jail time

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera discusses the case of Charlie Engle, one of the “little fish” who went to jail for lying on a mortgage application, while many of the “biggest fish” responsible for the financial crisis have escaped prosecution.

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  Stacy-Marie Ishmael and Joe Nocera on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

The bipartisan federal commission created by Congress to get to the roots of the 2008 financial crisis issued its final report this week. Stacy-Marie Ishmael, an editor with the Financial Times, and Joe Nocera, a business columnist for the New York Times, speak with Alison Stewart about why it was so hard for the commission to determine who was to blame.

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  On government: A Jon Meacham essay

Washington is once again debating the efficacy of regulation and the role of the state. But as history tells us, America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial, and the government is attentive and engaged.

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The true cost of the bank bailout

Thought the financial crisis only cost taxpayers $700 billion? Think again. New reports have shown that, at one point last year, the government had lent, spent or guaranteed $12.8 trillion to Wall Street.

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