So, five major banks are convicted for the felony of manipulating the foreign exchange market (TNT, 5-21). They pay a fine and everyone goes home. Banks don't commit crimes, people do. Not one person has gone to jail, or even been indicted, by the Department of Justice since the financial melt down of 2008.
Past and present U.S. attorneys general and our state legislators have avoided prosecuting the individuals who caused the financial meltdown. The very authors of this debacle are still running the show today, and the taxpayers and investors are the ones who pay for their fraud. These people get to continue their antics with the financial system and our economy when they should be in jail.
It is frustratingly apparent that two levels of justice exist in the United States - one for the super-rich and another for the rest of us.
I am thoroughly disgusted with the cronyism that exists between big business and the people to whom we have entrusted the highest offices in the country.