January 12, 2021

EP. 196 — How Fair is Banking? with Professor Mehrsa Baradaran

This week on Getting Curious, we’re following the money to better understand banking in America and the history of the country’s racial wealth gap. Professor Mehrsa Baradaran joins Jonathan to discuss banking deserts, overdraft fees, home loans, and more. (Like, what are capital gains, even?!)

Mehrsa Baradaran is a professor of law and associate dean at UC Irvine School of Law specializing in banking law and financial inequality. She is the author of How the Other Half Banks and The Color of Money.


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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Professor Mehrsa Baradaran JVN [00:00:00] Happy new year, and welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by University of California, Irvine School of Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, where I ask her: How fair is banking? Welcome to “Getting Curious,” this is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited to welcome our guest, who is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Mehrsa Baradaran. You are a writer. You’re a professor of law. You are. Which also, I have to get out of my system. That part in “Legally Blonde,” when we meet the Law Professor, like, I just, you are, like, this, like, a young fierce version. I’m, like I object. And I want to learn about law. PROFESSOR MEHRSA BARADARAN [00:00:52] Thanks, t

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