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Punish everyone! Let the system collapse! That'll show them.


You're right, let's not punish any creditors, that would send shockwaves through the system.

Likewise, locking up some of the perpetrators would send the wrong message and might disturb fragile markets (Martha and Bernie are as much as they can take). After all, while the FBI has reported widespread mortgage fraud as early as 2004, we cannot prove that all industry insiders knew about it at the time, right?

Also, nationalising the worst of the evildoer corporations involved, and forcing them to adjust their business model should remain a taboo. Yeah, the Brits may be able to do it, but this is the US.



Also, when your child runs in front of a speeding car, do not try to stop him. He cannot learn unless he personally experiences the consequences of his actions.

Surely you wouldn't compare a child to serious market players kicking around billions of dollars every day? On second thought...
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