Stock trader Alessio Rastani was interviewed on BBC today. He advised–without the least trace of self-doubt–that, “This economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait hoping it is going to go away, just like a cancer it is going to grow and it will be too late!”.
He admits to dreaming of yet another recession as another opportunity for him to get rich. He implies that governments are impotent to solve the economic problems, that Goldman Sachs rules the world, and predicts that within the next 12 months millions of people will see their savings wiped out.
The man is so candid, it’s hard to believe he’s speaking on mainstream media. I doubt that he’ll be invited back. I can’t help wondering if he might be “disappeared” for being so honest.
The interview is so fantastic that some people believed it must’ve been a hoax. As a result, the day after the interview, the BBC issued the following statement:
“We’ve carried out detailed investigations and can’t find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoax. He is an independent market trader and one of a range of voices we’ve had on air to talk about the recession.”