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How Hedge Funds Pushed the Economy Down

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How Hedge Funds Pushed the Economy Down

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How Hedge Funds Pushed the Economy Down

How Hedge Funds Pushed the Economy Down

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Largely unregulated by the government, the hedge fund "shadow market" has played a critical role in the housing crisis. Alex Chadwick talks to Michael Greenberger, law professor at the University of Maryland, about what hedge funds are and how the government deals with them.