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Episode 519: Wall Street's Image Problem

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Episode 519: Wall Street's Image Problem

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Episode 519: Wall Street's Image Problem

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Image #: 21481811 The American Flag can be seen behind a sign for Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on March 5, 2013. UPI/John Angelillo /LANDOV
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Image #: 21481811 The American Flag can be seen behind a sign for Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on March 5, 2013. UPI/John Angelillo /LANDOV
JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI /Landov

From billion-dollar bailouts to Occupy Wall Street, it's safe to say the financial crisis didn't exactly paint a great picture of the banking industry. It's precisely that stigma that drove Kevin Roose to follow a group of young Wall Street recruits around for three years.

In today's episode, Roose takes us behind the scenes of some of the largest banks, their secret societies and the young people escaping it all.

For more, check out Roose's new book, "Young Money."

Music: Lorde's "Royals." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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