Interest

Policy #1: Money should be used, not rented.

Policy #1: Money should be used, not rented.

Something has to be done about banking; not just the banks. The 2008 Financial Crisis, the ensuing ~$14.4 trillion bailout and rise of Occupy Wall Street movement, has made it easier to discuss the problems of interest and  banking as a whole. In the wake of these events, most agree that something needs to be done about the banks. Some politicians, such as Bernie Sanders, have called forbreak up the banks, while others feel they just need more regulation. Interestingly, even the financial institutions themselves realize there is a problem.  They are paying billions to comply with the post crisis Dodd-Frank legislation because they feel it will make the "banks stronger". Although there's muted protest against complying with the legislation, they realize they have to do something to win the hearts and minds of the public who in fact hate them.