Why Isn't Wall Street Behind Bars?

insidejobspeech.jpg"Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong."

That was what filmmaker Charles Ferguson said at the Academy Awards last week, as he accepted an Oscar for his documentary Inside Job. It got us wondering the same thing...

So we thought we'd talk to a couple of people inside the world of international finance.

 

Thumbnail image for dan alpert.jpgFirst up: Daniel Alpert. He's the founding manager of the investment bank Westwood Capital and has more than 30 years experience in the industry. He's also a frequent commentator on economic policy and financial regulation. We reached him in his office in New York City.

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Thumbnail image for bob gnaizda.jpgNext up: Robert Gnaizda, an attorney and the former director of the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley California. A graduate of Yale Law School, he's been an advocate for social and economic justice for forty years. We reached him at work in San Francisco.

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* Both photos by Representational Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

 
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