Monday, December 13, 2010

Yesterday's NYT: A Secretive Banking Elite Rules Trading in Derivatives

In the aftermath of The Big Short, one would think we would try to stop this kind of thing.  It is one thing to be OK with some people making a lot of money; it is another thing to think it is OK for people to make lots of money because of a rigged game in their favor.  I worry that the extraordinary increase in unevenness in wealth is not the result of merit, but the result of the game being more and more rigged.

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