Second Thoughts on Bernie Madoff

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Second Thoughts on Bernie Madoff

J.-M. Kuczynski, J.-M. Kuczynski


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Bernie Madoff's crimes are often blamed on insufficient regulation: had the relevant regulatory agencies been doing their job, it is thought, the Madoff-debacle would never have happened. But I suspect that Madoff's crimes may themselves have been a consequence of a superabundance of regulations, the effect of which was to make it prohibitively difficult to make money in the financial sector without breaking the law.