I don’t agree with everything Professor Black prescribes. He and I have pretty different views as to the roll of government generally.
However he advocates shining a light on the dark swamp which is our worldwide financial system, where super leveraged bankers swim through the economic muck like pinstriped alligators. And we are certainly for that.
In this interview which first appeared at Alternet.com and was reposted at Salon.com Jim Chanos, famous for shorting Enron and highlighting the fraud at the firm, talks corporate fraud generally and crony capitalism. He makes a number of assertions worth considering regarding the dishonesty on Wall Street, and explains why short sellers are vital to the marketplace. He explains that all the big fraudsters taken down in the past 20 years have been taken down by short sellers or journalists or both, not the regulatory agencies.