April 28, 2014

Yes, America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, is suffering some serious mutations.

Sir, Edward Luce is absolutely right writing about “America’s compulsive urge to regulate” April 28. It would suffice with reading all those mindboggling, never less than two dozen, of safety instructions stapled around those American swimming pools from which you are extracted, every half hour, for a water quality check.

And when it comes to incongruities with “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave” it suffices to know that in America too… by means of risk-weighted capital requirements banks are allowed to earn much higher risk-adjusted returns on shareholders capital, when lending to the “absolutely safe” than when lending to the “risky”