Friday, January 22, 2010

Other people's money

President Obama recognizes moral hazard:
Phony populism aside, yesterday Mr. Obama introduced his first serious idea into the debate on reforming the financial system. In calling for an end to proprietary trading at firms with a federal safety net, the President showed that he now understands an important principle: Risk-taking in the capital markets is incompatible with a taxpayer guarantee.

Now, if we could only get him to recognize the same problem in health care.

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