“If one looks very closely at the structure of FTX, the collapsed crypto exchange now in bankruptcy and causing everything it touched to teeter, it was actually using a technique of the U.S. central bank – the Fed – to create money out of thin air; and a technique we’ve been writing about repeatedly since 2014, Wall Street mega banks trading their own stocks in their own Dark Pools, effectively making a market in their own stock.”
Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.
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