UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT WALL STREET FRAUD (summarized)
*(12-30-07) The best and easiest to understand analogy, though not perfect, to the wall street markets is the kiting of checks at lightning computerized trading speed on which commissions are taken although there is nothing of real value underlying their fraudulent scheme. (10-10-08) Now to bring this analogy closer to the current crisis, assume as is the case of the worthless sub-prime securities, there is no charge off/debit as is ordinarily the case with a cleared check and the worthless 'collateralized sub-prime security' is (rehypothecated), repackaged, resold, recommissioned based upon as collateral the original worthless security which is in turn (rehypothecated), repackaged, resold, recommissioned based upon as collateral the subsequent worthless security, and so on to the tune of (hundreds of) trillions of this worthless, fraudulent paper (blatent securities fraud which must be prosecuted and fraudulently derived profits disgorged).
*(12-31-07) The ubiquitous computerization of wall street functions, the enhancement/advance/integration of the said computer equipment/peripherals in terms of computing power and speed, along with the concomitant advance/sophistication of the programming concerning same has enhanced the ability of the frauds on wall street to effect their frauds with blinding speed vis-à-vis the funds entrusted to their care by way of programmed trades, ie., buy, sell, stop limits, etc.. An example (though not perfect) is illustrative: Dow drops 200 points as programmed sell orders kick in with some not so fudged negative news. Nothing changes but the following day the market rises 205 points on programmed buy orders (a little higher despite the absence of any positive news). Hence, the huge swings which have become ever so more prevalent. Though nothing has changed, hundreds of millions of dollars without relation to any value added (in economic terms, service, etc.) is taken in commissions (percentages, points, spreads) by the frauds on wall street on huge computerized trading volume (hence, the multi-billion dollar bonuses on top of huge salaries, etc.). The fact is that these funds entrusted to them are so large that such computerized “buys” can simulate other than rational demand causing prices to rise solely to generate huge commissions to them and new funds coming in (as in a ponzi scheme). The corrupt government has been complicit in terms of false economic reports, legislation protecting the fraud (ie., exemption from RICO accountability, etc.), while the courts are also corrupt facilitators (ie., new york, new jersey, california, etc., and similarly don’t count on arbitration panels). There was a time when transaction costs mattered in financial investment decisions. The trades/commissions are not a net positive for the economy but are indeed of great benefit to the recipients of same (who like termites eat away at other peoples’ money, and whose marginal propensity to consume is less than those allocating their monies/pensions/401ks/savings etc.; hence, the mess to follow). Finally, the NASDAQ/tech has become the “safe haven” but in reality as in the dot.com bust days are just the great story without much fundamental understanding that keeps the fraudulent ball rolling.
(1-01-08) Remember: more contrived wasteful commissions to the wall street frauds, the level and percentage of which should be examined in light of computerization and decreased costs attendant to same especially since only A Very Small Fraction Of What wall street Does Is A Net Positive For The Economy (New Investment Capital via, ie., ipo’S), The Rest Is Tantamount To A (Economically) "Wasteful Tax" (On The Economy) via 'churn and earn' computerized programmed trades.
*(1-3-08) $14 billion ($21 billion in 2006) in bonuses to the lunatic/frauds on wall street for a commissionable (sub prime bundled) fraud well done, inflation up, dollar down, oil prices up, manufacturing down; one analyst/reporter/journalist from inside sources pegs the sub-prime dollar value of the shilled worthless paper at $516 TRILLION (even a percentage of same renders the problem unfixable-hence, culpable parties must be held accountable and disgorge their ill-gotten gains from, ie., commissioning worthless paper, taking a point here or there and fraudulently passing same on, ad infinitum, etc.). Of course there are also a plethora of garden-variety frauds as always, ie., 10-B-5, insider trading, etc..
*(10-10-08) Now to bring the initial check-kiting analogy closer to the current crisis, realize as is the case of the worthless sub-prime securities, there is no charge-off/debit as is ordinarily the case with a cleared check and the worthless 'collateralized sub-prime security' is repackaged, resold, recommissioned based upon (collateralized by) as collateral the original worthless security which is in turn repackaged, resold, recommissioned based upon as collateral the subsequent worthless security, and so on (a geometric progression) to the tune of (hundreds of) trillions of this worthless, fraudulent paper (blatent/flagrant securities fraud which must be prosecuted and fraudulently derived profits disgorged).
THE BAILOUT FRAUD/SCAM
This is not brain surgery and the fraud, bonuses/compensation (mortgages, subprime and otherwise, are only a relatively small portion of the fraud/scam providing “cover/collateral” for the worthless but heavily commissioned paper over and over again in a multiplicity of different forms of worthless paper) in the mega-billions should first be disgorged before taxpayers are forced to pony up and pay the frauds again for their fraud which caused the problem in the first instance, must be prosecuted. It should also be noted that despite the rhetoric, the wall street bailout will NOT solve the crisis or eliminate the economic pain except to make permanent the fraudulent wealth transfer to the most well healed heals/frauds/criminals in the nation who caused the so-called crisis by their greed/corruption/fraud.