“Governments don’t rule the world; Goldman Sachs rules the world … in less than twelve months, my prediction is that the savings of millions of people are going to vanish and this is just the beginning.” This trader’s honesty is painful – I’d quite like him for PM except that he doesn’t know the answer to the economic crisis either, only how to make money from it. I bet Alessio Rastani isn’t invited back by the BBC any time soon.
BBC Press Statement in response to suggestions that it was a hoax:
“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.”