The Economics of Things Post-2008
Since the near melt-down of financial system in 2008, which warranted £4.3 trillion of taxpayer / public funds, little has changed in economic fundamentals. Fund Portfolio Management - FPM staffers collectively hoped for the catastrophe to morph into the reversal of neoliberal economic policies, which technically would mean taking control over the money supply.
In essence forward to now, and the global banks are again making above-normal profits at their pre-2008 levels and huge bonuses after paying some hundreds of billions in regulatory fines for their gross wilful sabotage of the economic and financial system. How were executive-level bankers fraudlent? Simply by making irresponsible loans that they were able to take-off their own books or have subsequent accountability for, by packaging and passing on to long-term savers. The corruption of the whole related entourage of businesses and regulatory authourities were vividly shown to be perfunctory and illusionnary, in substance. Shame!
Back then, the trust in the banking system, among bankers themselves, was lost as banks would NOT lend inter-bank, thus the overnight-lending which is lifeline of daily banking operations ceased / froze. (FPM ask whether this really potentially was crippling industry relying on credit lines for their daily operational cash-flows, as cited for using public bail-out funds?). The melt-down was averted by central banks, led by America's Federal Reserves flooding the banking systems with new capital. Printing money out of thin air is one the basic functions of a central bank as lender-of-last-resort.
This "Bernake Parachute" of money onto Wall Street banks practising casino-banking was in stark contrast to the infamous Great Depression of the 1930s, where a stock-market bubble was blown via wreckless margin-lending by banks / brokers. Hindsight reviews of that financial crash suggested that the Federal Reserve - FED did not act quickly to avert a domino effect collapse. So this time round Ben Bernake as central banker and prompted by US Treasury offcial decided and persuaded their elected politicians that they could raid the public coffers to again make solvent the private financial institutions which were bankrupt, which were floundering. Remember, this time round a credit buble had been blown with housing-stock as reference asset. In 1930, the reference asset fuelling the greed for get-rich-quick mania was stocks and shares.
By parachuting money onto Wall Street banks - as a prototype president for averting a severe financial crisis instigated by the FED and with other global central banks to follow - the policy makers DID NOT TAKE CONTROL OF MONEY SUPPLY. Central bankers did the opposite i.e loosening or expanding money supply through what the media euphemistically peddled as "Quantitive Easing - QE" and numerous other acronyms for basically printing money - i.e. digital records. Control of money-supply meant assuring how much money in a system. Of increasing and decreasing according to the economic situation prevailing.
This model of robber-baron banking has been around since the beginning of the 20th century (get and read free PDF about the clandestine creation of the FED as model of banking-monopoly in "The Creature From Jekyll Island"). FPM have been disillusioned to see same extractive exploitation of the public entering into the 21st century and the new Millennnium. The authourities, regulations, and legislative-laws that are supposed to act as checks and balances to protect the public are virtual and deliberately non-effective.
Fund Portfolio Management's mission is therefore to now earnestly educate, as opposed to indoctrination as dumb economics in schools, colleges and banks; but to promote the greater good for the public by provoking thought activism of the unfairness of the financial system. Related bretheren of the banking dynasties is the industrial military complex. As well as other industrial-cousins such as oil and gas, travel and transport etc. Taking our cue to from one the greatest activists known to FPM's principal Krishna FPM dub the money-allocating financial system "Rotten Financial System - ROT$".
P.S. note and disseminate the ticker / stock symbol for the rotten financial system; also note the 10th anniversary of the symbolic-gesture of Lehman Bank going-bust marking the "Great Recession", as media-muppets term it.