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From: Yoann Padioleau <padator@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] caml trading
Yaron Minsky <yminsky@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Yoann Padioleau <padator@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
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>     Having said that, about your company, Jane Street,
>     aren't you part of the people that put the countries in such trouble ?
>     Do you create wealth ? It seems you are just a parasite ... that
>     exploits some loopholes in the system.
>
>
> What Jane Street does is very far from the part of finance---and the ways of
> thinking---that caused these troubles.  You can't just lump all of finance
> together as "the guys who caused the trouble"; that would be like condemning
> all engineers for
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Fi1VcbpAI

Sure. 

>
> The beginning of the talk gives a flavor of role that Jane Street actually does
> play in the markets, so that's a good thing to watch if you're interested.

I did watch the video, that's why I asked the question. From the video
it sounds like your are buying and selling things on the market
at the micro-second level. I don't see any value, any wealth created
doing that. The only thing that come to my mind is that there should
be a law that forbid such micro-transactions. I can see the
value of banks, of investors, I don't understand the value
of "arbitrage". To make money flow better ? ...


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