A Financial Casino Would Be a Step Up From What We Have

Published on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, August 10, 2014.

This is a terrific and very accessible interview with Boston College professor Ed Kane, who is a long-standing critic of the failure to rein in financial firms that feed at the taxpayer trough. At one point in the talk, Kane and his interviewer Marshall Auerback discuss how casinos are well aware of the fact that the house can lose and they monitor gamblers intensively to make sure that no one is engaging is sleight of hand. Thus if we treated our banking system like the financial casino that it has become, we’d be much better off than we are now.

I hope you’ll send this video to people who wonder what if anything happened with financial regulatory reform. They’ll get some answers, even if they are ones they might not have wanted to hear … //

… listen the video, 22.28 min,
(also on YouTube, uploaded there by INET economics, August 4, 2014) … //

… (full text).

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