NewsHour Weekend

October 27, 2013, PBS

PBS NewsHour Weekend's special correspondent Kathy Murthy speaks with Michael Stocker about the JOBS Act's crowdfunding provision.

"Is it a good idea for investors? ...I think the answer to that is a resounding no."

"It sounds kind of sexy and ...21st century, and most importantly, kind of democratic because everyone can get involved. The thing that they are actually asking to be updated is traditional limitations on the ability of small private companies to raise money from mom and pop retail investors. And those restrictions have been in place historically because those are very risky investments."

Please click here for the full episode. The crowdfunding segment starts at the 8:24 minute mark, while Mike's comments begin at the 13:00 minute mark.