Hear: Starting To Blame : Planet Money On today's Planet Money: Martin Wolf of the Financial Times starts us on the road to assigning blame for the financial crisis, and former IMF chief economist Raghu Rajan shares an argument against nationalizing failing American banks.
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On today's Planet Money:

— Nationalizing banks wouldn't cripple the economy, says Raghuram Rajan, former IMF chief economist and current University of Chicago professor, but it would be a step too far.

— This week, Adam Davidson asked for your input on where to place blame for the economic crisis. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times reveals his answer.

— When store owners run into trouble, they sometimes ask for a break on rent. Oklahoma City real estate guy Jim Parrack of Price Edwards and Co. tells us the trick to fielding requests.

Bonus: Unemployment by state, after the jump.

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Jobless In January

Four states -- California, South Carolina, Michigan and Rhode Island -- registered unemployment rates above 10 percent in January 2009. The national rate, which rose to 8.1 percent in February, is expected to hit double digits by year end.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics