Okay, let's explain this to ourselves as if we're five-year-olds.
Churning money on Wall Street makes nothing of value.
Printing money at the Fed feeds nobody.
A corporate merger, in and of itself, is intrinsically worthless.
And a bailout of a failed company or bank just punishes viable competitors.
Spin the money all you want; without the sweat of the worker, or some other energy input, it all grinds to a halt.
According to Paul Volcker, this is something Wall Street didn't know.
Mr. & Mrs. America, your money and jobs are going, going... gone. So, what are you going to do now? More importantly, what will your children do in General Electric's Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow?
Will your children be prisoners of the banking system too?
We need to force change. Not slogan change - real change. Read no further if you like the fairytale of the politicians making everything better.
First, please raise your hand if, by now, you don't realize that collateralized debt swaps and obligations, and other sophisticated (Ha!) derivatives, are nothing more than subterfuges for the Biggest Con every perpetrated, a masterpiece that continues today unabated.