Unchecked derivatives are so harmful to the economy that:Warren Buffet called them “weapons of mass destruction” A Nobel prize winning economist who helped develop derivatives pricing said some of them were so dangerous that they should be “blown up or burned” Newsweek called them “The Monster that Ate Wall Street” after the financial crash
This is especially true since the big banks are manipulating the hundred trillion dollar derivatives market.
No, the big “financial reform” bill passed in the wake of the financial crisis didn’t fix anything. We noted last year:
No, there have not been any reforms or attempts to rein in derivatives, and the Dodd-Frank financial legislation was really just a p.r. stunt which didn’t really change anything.