Be Your Own Detective - Investigating Banking Scams

So what about all the banking folks that made "bad investments" and now they are taking our money from us to bail out their bad choices? 

Yes, they are taking our money (our money if you paid any taxes). So how is that different than people arrested for investment scams? Bernard Madoff ran a business that sounds totally familiar with standard operating procedures of most banking institutions.  Continually offering bad loans and selling bad debts to others is not all that different than what he did.

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors rather than from any actual profit earned.  Sounds a lot like what most financial institutions have done for their "customers."

So if we jail some for scamming us - why are we rewarding the banks and bankers with bailouts?  All I know is that is a mystery to me.  I know the government would not bail me out for making bad investments.

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