October 16, 2012

Debt restructuring will not suffice to save the euro. The immoral, useless and dangerous bank regulations must also be repelled.

Sir, William Buiter opines that “Only widespread debt restructuring can save the euro”, October 16. 

I agree that is indeed indispensable in order to take care of the past. But, to also offer a better future, the immoral, useless and outright dangerous bank regulations coming out of Basel must also be repelled. And I specifically refer to capital requirements with risk-weights based on ex-ante perceived risk. 

The way those regulations favor the access to bank credit of “The Infallible”, those already favored by markets and banks, and discriminate against that of “The Risky”, those already discriminated against by banks and markets… is immoral 

Those regulations are also useless, as never ever have those, ex-ante, perceived as risky caused a major bank crisis. 

Those regulations are also outright dangerous, as these completely hinder the banks from performing an efficient economic resource allocation. 

What more does the Eurozone, Europe, America and the rest need in order to repel these regulations completely?