When a child has a football, it immediately makes a game of football. And everyone wants to be playing.
Which is pretty much just like finance. Once you have money, it makes more of itself. And everyone else wants some. And just like playground football, you set the rules and decide the teams. And if people don’t like it you can take football and go home.
As this short video from the NY Times demonstrates, if you’re a financier it’s a win-win. (Sorry about the link, can’t embed this vid unfortunately.)
The film is by Zach Wise, multi-media journalist at the NY Times. Though not really a nub, I’d also recommend this great video summarising the ’08 Presidential election, and this nice doc about a pro-boxer in Vegas (especially for the way he shoots the fight using stills).