Comments on: The return of obvious graft http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/18/the-return-of-obvious-graft/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: msobel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/18/the-return-of-obvious-graft/comment-page-1/#comment-33324 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:42:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11164#comment-33324 Remember, it’s not illegal if a 1%er does it.

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By: John_Hempton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/18/the-return-of-obvious-graft/comment-page-1/#comment-33248 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 03:01:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11164#comment-33248 Just saying that I manage to disagree with you about all three examples… although in sentiment I am close on the first one.

http://brontecapital.blogspot.com/2011/1 1/oversimplification-and-financial-crime .html

John

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By: stickwelder http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/18/the-return-of-obvious-graft/comment-page-1/#comment-33231 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:38:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11164#comment-33231 Paying SEC fines and settlements is but a cost of doing business. By rarely, if ever, prosecuting even the most egregious criminal behavior the powers that be undermine their own regulations. Financial punishments for financial crimes are just a tax, and tax rates won’t stop people from trying to make money.

On a smaller scale, it reminds me of the local walmart paying the fine every year for filling in a wetland instead of building a smaller parking lot.

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