Comments on: Goldman emails show rise of technology and traders Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: MHB Wed, 05 May 2010 18:21:51 +0000 Peter I had to chuckle when I read your piece.You have dared to mention the unspoken truth:They were very careless!
Not at all surprising.It is all part and parcel of the hubris that is most definitely not in short supply among the Wall Street types.

By: billgkohl Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:38:56 +0000 On the subject of imposinging restrictions on financial markets, here is a quote on restrictions of Free Markets from Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. His observation was occasioned by financial calamities brought about by the practice of “drawing and redrawing” of Bills of Exchange (of which it has been said, “Credit transactions involving bills of exchange are difficult to untangle, even challenging the talents of Adam Smith, who cited the difficulty of the subject of bills of exchange as credit instruments in the Wealth of Nations”). He is discussing methods of restricting the issuance of these bills is a way that would prevent the future occurrence of such calamities.

“To restrain private people, it may be said, from receiving in payment the promissory notes of a banker for any sum, whether great or small, when they themselves are willing to receive them; or, to restrain a banker from issuing such notes, when all his neighbours are willing to accept of them, is a manifest violation of that natural liberty, which it is the proper business of law not to infringe, but to support. Such regulations may, no doubt, be considered as in some respect a violation of natural liberty. But those exertions of the natural liberty of a few individuals, which might endanger the security of the whole society, are, and ought to be, restrained by the laws of all governments; of the most free, as well as or the most despotical. The obligation of building party walls, in order to prevent the communication of fire, is a violation of natural liberty, exactly of the same kind with the regulations of the banking trade which are here proposed.” Smith, Wealth of Nations, 1776.

By: billgkohl Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:43:29 +0000 No full moon, just bright daylight on you guys and you’re looking pretty ugly.

By: BigBadBank Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:35:19 +0000 Must be full moon – worst comments ever.

By: billgkohl Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:43:35 +0000 Someone once said “Greed is good.” At Goldman, the saying is “Greed is Golden.” One assumes from the contents of email and responses at Senate hearings, that ethical behavior at Goldman is based on the Gold Standard, what creates gold for Goldman is ethical. It might be a good idea Wall Street stopped reading “Atlas Shrugged” and started reading “Democracy in America”. (No disrespect to Rand, she is grossly misinterpreted by these people.)

By: geminibb Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:06:22 +0000 You can tell how the higher, and older, execs of the company were so much “smarter” in answering questions before the Senate, esp. the CEO.

By: hsvkitty Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:35:24 +0000 So are you reminding Goldmen et al that they shouldn’t be using blackberries or to shred their emails and paper trails now before they also get caught? I am sure they all know that and have been clamboring for the last week to do so.

So what is your point? Are you scolding them for not being sophisticated enough to ensure no paper trail of their corruption, even though some senior staffers were more diligent in that process?

Yes, how silly of those younger upstarts to not be as adept at hiding their unethical behaviour and use the newest mass media technology! Tch tch! How unsophisticated!

By: freedomadvocate Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:23:58 +0000 Ticker Tape/Letters/Email/Voice mails/Instant messages. What does it matter fraudster will always exist and will need to communicate.

What people need to do is not listen to the fraudsters.

Let’s see:
1907 – financial collapse on too much credit – bail-out be JP morgan
1929 – financial collapse on too much credit – bail-out by FDR
1968 – Stock collapse – stock swindlers exposed
1987 – Stock collapse – too much credit – insider trading scandals – junk bond scandals
1993 – Saving and loan scandal – RTC bailout – $400B by tax payers
2000 – Dotcom scandal – new economy – financial collapse – Stock fraud – analyst/CEOs jailed
2008 – Real Estate collapse – too much debt – taxpayer bailout

2012? – Soveriegn debt crisis? Bail out by? maybe no one

on and on…..

By: Turtlepro Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:54:16 +0000 What is next ? after all this show off and time consuming ,is any thing going to change with these people and their principles ???

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