We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Regulating hedge funds is an oxymoron, and moronic. Markets do crazy things, regularly, and as long as the Fed keeps its God-like eye on things, we do not need politicians trying to control deliberately-high risk markets. These markets are not for sissies, and everybody knows that.
I'm no expert, but it seems that when Democrats think they see large cash flows, they think, "Tax Opportunity". Has it been any different with their desire to legalize drugs, prostitution, gambling? Of course, here in Connecticut, with our fairly large gambling industry, the infusion of money from the casinos isn't even noticed anymore - the ruling RINO/Dem junta is looking for even more. Personally, I have relatives who work for hedge funds, and they do well; I've also seen the palaces that some fund managers have built in the northwest hills, and all I can think in either case is, "Good for you", if you can stand the strain of the job.
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IN LIGHT OF EVIDENCE THAT POPULISM AND PROTECTIONISM ARE GROWING, some thoughts of Robert Heinlein:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.