DARN GOOD ONE IF YOU ASK THIS PEON.
BUT WHAT DO I KNOW EXCEPT THAT BANKING IS ONE MASSIVE FAIL FOR THE COMMON PERSON?
WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT HOW THESE LEECHES ARE SUCKING THE LIVES OUT OF EVERYONE THEY CAN WHILE THREATENING MARTIAL LAW IF THEIR DEMANDS FOR EVEN MORE ARE NOT MET?
I JUST KNOW THIS IDEA APPEALS TO ME IF ONLY BECAUSE IT MEANS SOME FAT CAT DOES NOT EARN A $BILLION BONUS BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO SHYSTER THE MOST PEOPLE. AMEN DR. STIGLITZ ~ AMEN.
The Government should allow every distressed bank to go bankrupt and set up a fresh banking system under temporary state control rather than cripple the country by propping up a corrupt edifice, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist.
"The UK has been hit hard because the banks took on enormously large liabilities in foreign currencies. He asked,
"Should the British taxpayers have to lower their standard of living for 20 years to pay off mistakes that benefited a small elite?"
ASK YOURSELF THE VERY SAME QUESTION!
THE GREEKS ARE SHOWING
CHUTZPAH AND FIGHTING.
THE ICELANDERS HAVE DONE WITH IT.
GET YOURSELVES IN GEAR FOLKS.
There is an argument for letting the banks go bust. It may cause turmoil but it will be a cheaper way to deal with this in the end. The British Parliament never offered a blanket guarantee for all liabilities and derivative positions of these banks," he said.
Mr Stiglitz said the Government should underwrite all deposits to protect the UK's domestic credit system and safeguard money markets that lubricate lending. It should use the skeletons of the old banks to build a healthier structure.
This would work only if NEW people with integrity, unselfishness, and true commitment to humanity were placed in position to run these banks. It would not do to have the old thieves returning, or their proteges or any who are of a similar mindset. Care would have to be taken that, in the creation of this system, there are no hidden traps to snare the people who, in their relief, become careless.
Mr Stiglitz said the City of London would survive the shock of such a default because it would uphold the principle of free market responsibility. "Counter-parties entered into voluntary agreements with the banks and they must accept the consequences," he said.
Such a drastic course of action would be fraught with difficulties and risks, however. It would leave healthy banks in an untenable position since they would have to compete for funds in the markets with state-run entities.