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Job fears and abuse take toll on bankers' health: study

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I'd say that most people in the banking industry have no idea how evil it really is. Most folks just see it as a job, like everybody else.

It's the elite few at the top who are pulling all the strings that deserve our scorn.

And I seriously doubt any of THEM, secure behind their guarded walls EVER feel any fear or abuse.

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Well it's not like this people PRODUCING anything for the greater good in the world, maybe they just realize now how pointless it is, looking at the big picture. If you want to make money, in my opinion you should work hard in an honest job not speculate with other peoples assets.

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Well it's not like this people PRODUCING anything for the greater good in the world, maybe they just realize now how pointless it is, looking at the big picture. If you want to make money, in my opinion you should work hard in an honest job not speculate with other peoples assets.

The big picture is that people and businesses need money. They want to buy cars or homes, or to build offices, etc. The banks provide them the money they need. Almost everyone here, you included, live in a home, drive a car, or work for a company which was financed by a bank. Loaning money to others is speculation, but few people would agree that it is dishonest. Like it or not, were it not for the banking system, your life would probably not be as good as it is now.

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Everyone in the world is giving the most valuable things away for paper with numbers on it. Human time and labor are the most precious things after air, water and food. The top one percent know this is true, but have somehow convinced the laborers that it is not true. We live in the real world of polluted air, water and food, while being controlled by the artificial world of money. Quite a feat they pulled off.

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"The big picture is that people and businesses need money."

True, and the banks can fulfill that role without trashing the global financial system. There were basically no bankruptcies in the world from 1945 to 1971 when banks were tightly regulated, and yet they still gave us loans as opposed to today's "credit crunches."

We need to terminate the deregulation of the 80s and the "free market" policies that led to the disaster we've all been enduring.

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The banks are evil and those at the top of the banks are manipulative, scheming, cheating, suited criminals, the staff who work at the front line for the banks are just staff who are merely working at a job.

The top management at the banks deserve all the scorn we can muster plus a damn good bash.

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Job fears and abuse take toll on bankers' health: study

Correction:

Bankers take toll on health

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Most of them can afford to pay for treatment with the salaries and bonuses that they take home.

Remember in the case of retail banks that it is YOUR money that is on deposit with them.

When their IT systems fail and you can't pay your bills, you get an apology; but if you are late with a single payment, you risk losing your credit status, and pay costs.

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