The markets

Is it just me or do banks, hedge funds and other financial companies always cry out against government intervention, except when they need a bail-out or central banks to intervene in the markets to restore stability after their irresponsible unfettered speculation blows up in their face? Just asking.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.