Criminal Gamblers, not “investors”

Missive to the Independent on a topic that’s really starting to boil my piss…

Sirs,

When are we going to stop allowing those criminal gamblers we so politely refer to as “investment bankers” running things? They blatantly manipulate stock and currency markets, trade in bare-faced lies and use fear and intimidation to get their own way with businesses and governments.

It is time we put a stop to it. Make it illegal to sell anything you don’t own. Make it illegal to hold equity for less than a month. Attach punitive taxes on investment bank profits. Above all, stop attaching so much importance to what these leeches “think”.

Sure, “the markets won’t like it” and they’ll threaten to go elsewhere. It’s time someone in authority grew a pair and called their bluff.

Paul Harper

Which the published with one small edit:

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