A judge tells ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre to pay more than $825,000 after a jury found him liable for defrauding investors.
In a functional society, these crimes which lead to the destruction of trust in, health in and function of the overall economy would be much steeper than the relative pittance that they currently are. You can talk about having behavior modifying schemes to regulate the economy and to improve function, effect and health in the economy and the society. However, these "people" know what they're doing; these aren't crimes of passion or irrationality. This is giving a mild and tolerable shock for a crime that will, literally, pay more than the penalty leveled against the criminal.
Personally, I'd like to see these folks penalized to the point where they're left in poverty or near poverty for their blatant and premeditated lies aimed at deceiving the investor, thus ruining the economy. This can't be accepted or tolerated because of how physically and psychologically damaging it is to the society and the economy in which the schemes are taking place. We prioritize penalizing the poor, the minority, the ill-educated and the uncouth for petty crimes rather than the rich, the white, the highly educated and well "groomed" for crimes much more serious and dire to our well being and quality of life, especially when you consider that the $80 million stolen by a Wall Street investor is worth less to them than the $80 that was stolen from an old lady's purse is worth to a homeless person. This lightness is disguting, cruel and symptomatic of our chief racial, social and economic problems in our society. Power is inbred, and is too stupid to know what is actually in its best interests in the grand scheme of things.
That is how it is going to fail, like all the other power bases before it in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Inbred rich people.
Think about it.