One flexion activity is creating an artificially steep yield curve. This translates to the high bank margins which are created not by the value they add as in other businesses but by the friends they keep at the fed and treasury. I heard Hugh McColl speak several years ago, (a non flexion man of respect) founder of NCNB now Nations Bank, sum up banking activity as "renters" of money. The rents are artificially high. And those rubes that have to save for a rainy day like myself write checks every month for privilege of doing.





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  1. volatility bounded on February 23, 2011 11:17 am

    Can Vic, Coker, Watson or someone else define the term “flexion”? It’s used a fair bit on this blog, but I don’t recall seeing a definition. It seems like activity that derives profits through political influence, rather than productive activity. And different from “cronyism”, in that “cronyism” has negative connotations.

  2. vic on February 23, 2011 4:51 pm

    see comments to
    post on con games for shadow elite definition. vic


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