By Dylan Ratigan Host, 'The Dylan Ratigan Show,' 4 p.m. ET on msnbc

Who understands the correct need for financial reform?

Dylan Ratigan highlights specific politicians and media personalities who understand, educate and resurrect investor innovator capitalism, aiming to close the government subsidized casino the banking system has become over the years.

Below is the list:

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa.
    Presented legislation to close the derivative loophole
  • Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla.
    Co-sponsor of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, which would provide additional provisions to audit the Federal Reserve
  • Simon Johnson, MIT professor
    Advocate of investor innovator capitalism
  • Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del.
    He has argued that the current financial reform legislation before the Senate does not go far enough to address the continuing threat posed by the concentration and interconnectedness of the nation's biggest financial institution
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.
    Introduced a bill to shine light on the dark side of the derivatives market by forcing them onto public exchanges. Banks would have to actually have the cash to back their bets
  • Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
    Journalism on Goldman Sachs has exposed what is hopefully the opening act to investigating the fraud on Wall Street
  • Eliot Spitzer, former New York governor
    Known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street," has highlighted the needs to see AIG e-mails so we can truly investigate the fraud that is being perpetrated against the American people by the banks
  • Louise Story
    Reports on big banks, hedge funds affect the operations of large companies
  • Elizabeth Warren, Chair of the Congressional Oversight panel
    Longtime fighter for the Middle Class, currently investigating TARP on behalf of Congress

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