2010-10-26

Dagens Mitchell

"Essentially, banks are public institutions given they are guaranteed by the government. But there is a tension between their public nature and the fact that the management of the banks claim their loyalty lies to their shareholders (and their own salaries). This tension has led to the global financial crisis and its very destructive aftermath.

However, while the real economy still languishes in various states of decay, the financial sector has bounced back under the safety net of the government’s socialisation of their losses. How long will all of us citizens tolerate this?

The solution to the tension is to socialise both the gains and losses of the banking sector. In that sense, nationalisation of the banking system is a sound principle to aim for. This would eliminate the dysfunctional, anti-social pursuit of private profit and ensure these special “public” institutions serve public purpose at all times. ..."

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1 comments:

Björn Nilsson sa...

Tja, det är väl ungefär vad Marx påpekade för länge sedan: om ekonomin är samhällelig men företagen privatägda och bara inriktade på sin egen vinst blir det problem ...

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