Comment: Putting brakes on stock trading would make GameStop-type events worse
Slowing or staunching trades through a transaction tax as is proposed in the US would prolong the time it takes for a meteoric price rise to correct itself
“God does not play dice with the universe,” Einstein once assured us. True. Instead, a gaggle of geeky gamers with goggles, toggles and Robinhood-like finance apps are determining our future.
Long before GameStop made headlines for its meteoric 1,700 per cent flash and crash and the US Congress demanded testimony from hedge fund executives, key parts of the economy were already being gamed.
Now, numerous US legislators are proposing a new tax on stock trades ...