Libor rate fixing. Biggest financial scandal ever, by far

The Libor rate fixing scandal is incontrovertible proof that our entire financial system is corrupt and rotten at the core. Yes, it’s that bad. In fact, calling it a scandal dramatically understates the problem, which is that a central interest rate, a rate which determines many other rates, has been gamed and manipulated by a cabal of banks.

We need to put thousands of bankers in prison then smash their vile criminal enterprises into pieces. Nothing less will do. It’s them or us folks. The banksters don’t care who or what they destroy and corrupt as they siphon money to themselves from the rest of us. And that’s precisely what this rate-fixing allowed them to do.

Libor is the sun at the center of the financial universe… This is like finding out the whole world is built on quicksand — Matt Taibbi

It is the largest rigging of prices in the history of the world by many orders of magnitude. — Professor of Economics and former bank regulator Bill Black

I’m still waiting for expressions of outrage from the Obama Administration about how a central pillar of the financial world has been shown to be a criminal enterprise.I expect they’ll mumble something about working with business to fix this vexing problem then ignore it as much as possible. The only way the banksters will be put in prison is if we force the Administration to do so because they will not do it willingly.

The always on target George Washington at Zero Hedge has more.

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  1. I think that what goes on in the banking industry, (sorry, wrong word,) banking cabal, is no different from what goes on throughout the entire system. GlaxoSmithKline pumping out drugs to the wrong people, covering up test results etc, Vodafone ripping off £6 billion from the tax payers, Philip Green’s BHS avoiding tax because the company is in his wife’s name and she happens to live in Monaco. I think the real reason that this particular fiddle is getting so much heat is simply that when you are a billionaire and you move your money around the gambling casino and somebody fixes the rates, you stand to lose hundreds of thousands of pounds on each shuffle. It is not concern for your mortgage rate that is worrying them it’s the thought of somebody creaming of the billionaires that is getting them so mad.The big boys know and have always known that the system runs on deals and fixes, now and again the public get to hear about one and there is a wee fuss made, but this is stealing from those very big boys and they don’t like it one little bit. So the rate fixing doesn’t get me in a tizzy, it’s just how the game is played.

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