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Well, that's the thing: were the antics of shorting shares more damaging than the antics of bankers leveraging up their balance sheets 30 to 1 and then buying subprime debt? Not in a million years they weren't.

I wasn't saying that it was. And I'm not blaming the shorts.

I'm questioning the reasoning behind this ban on shorting the financials. In the feds way of thinking, who are they trying to protect?

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