Re: "It's about time governments got involved and forced the market open."
" If things got bad enough, eventually capitalism gets labelled "evil", the root of all our problems [...]. I'll take capitalism and a good dose of regulation, thanks."
That's excellent. So when are the UK and the US and others going to try this capitalism thing then, rather than the corporate kleptocracy they currently have ? (As evidenced by the taxpayer funded bailout of the banksters (UK+US) and the bailout of the auto industry (US)) and various others?
And where are the regulatory authorities that haven't been got at by 'regulatory capture', and where are the politicians (even just a few of them) whose strings aren't pulled by corporate lobbyists and special interest groups?