In response to:

Legalize Insider Trading

HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:59 AM
Remember when you were kicked off the high school debate team because you couldn't stop using reductio ad absurdum and straw man arguments?
Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors $14 billion hedge fund.

The SEC charged Mathew Martoma, who used to manage a SAC Capital division, with using inside information about tests on an Alzheimer's drug to trade stock of the company working on it.

The media love this stuff. I imagine reporters sitting around saying: "The SEC finally will punish greedy Wall Street! These tycoons rig the game -- cheating is how they acquire $14 billion -- and now noble government prosecutors will bring justice."

But this is nonsense. Government prosecutors are as ruthless...