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Where were the billions of dollars of true welfare gains that corresponded to the billions of dollars of apparent proﬁts, bonuses, and commissions coming from? Never mind, if no one could ﬁnd a good answer. There was, of course, a simple answer, provided by the capital gains-based pyramid scheme—some were cashing in on the gains, leaving the future losses to others. At the same time, it became clear that ﬁnancial prowess had 32 Joseph E. Stiglitz not only created new vehicles for what might be called systemic deception, but had also exposed a deeper problem within the capitalist system.
The problems are related to fundamental problems in the supply of information; it is one of the reasons that in some key areas (like food safety) we do not rely on private certiﬁcation. There is at least an overlay of government oversight. This is part of the motivation for the ﬁnancial products safety commission discussed below. IMPROVED INCENTIVES IN HEDGE FUNDS AND FINANCIAL MAN AGERS Part of the problems in recent years in ﬁnancial markets may be related to the incentive structures facing hedge fund managers, and ﬁnancial managers more generally.
But at the same time, they were using data from before the introduction of these new instruments to estimate the parameters of their models, including the likelihood of default. If it were true that they had opened up a new era, surely these parameters would have changed. How could they not have recognized that securitization had altered incentives? How could they not have responded by tightening monitoring? How could they not have recognized that there was something peculiar about the non-recourse mortgages that were being issued?