Extrait du témoignage de Russ Roberts, professeur d’économie à l’Université George Mason, fait devant le comité du congrès sur la régulation des marchés financiers:
« Capitalism is a profit and loss system. The profits encourage risk-taking. The losses encourage prudence. Is it a surprise that when the government takes the losses, instead of the investors, that investing gets less prudent? [...]
You have saved the system, but it’s not a system worth saving. It’s not capitalism but crony capitalism.
I want my country back.
I want a country where responsibility still means something. Where rich and poor, Main Street and Wall Street live by the same rules. We don’t need a Special Master to level the playing field. We just need to take the crony out of crony capitalism so we can get back to the real thing. »