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When will we learn?

When will we learn that greed is as powerful of an addiction as a drug and frankly more dangerous to society? That like prescription medications, it needs a healthy dose of oversight to keep people from hurting themselves, or worse, others?

And like medication, it’s not that you don’t trust people to take their own medicine, but you also don’t give them the keys to the pharmacy. There’s a middle ground.

And also like medicines, you don’t let new financial devices hit the markets without “testing” and oversight. The consiquences of which can be seen in the pending recession.

All this of course was obvious to many of us, but it was not polite conversation for many years. Unfortunately it has taken the train wreck that is our economy to wake people up to that fact. Yet another side effect of that drug called greed.

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