16 Sep '11, 12am

Investment banks hire risk takers

explains the difference between commercial and investment banking. There was a law in USA called the Glass-Stegall Act that required them to be separated. It was a good and sensible law, which was unfortunately repealled. Risk taking is the same as gambling. When you bet in a casino, you are taking a speculative risk. When you trade stocks or currencies, you are also gambling. It makes no difference whether you gamble in a casino or work in the trading desk of an investment bank. There should be a law against banks engaging in gambling!

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2011/09/investment-banks-h...

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my blog today in @the_ecologist on why its time to regulate #foodspeculation by banks

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