Governments Don’t Rule the World, Goldman Sachs Rules the World

I have no idea if the guy in the video below is legit or if he's just a blowhard who happened to score a BBC interview, but his comments raise some interesting questions.  Comments like "The governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world" and "For most traders we don't really care that much how they're going to fix the whole situation. Our job is to make money from it" beg the questions, "How do the Goldman Sachs rule the world without a stable society provided by governments" and "At what point do traders and the rest of the players in the financial market put aside their short term (profit) interests and do what's best for society at large?"  For that last question I'll ask those who are more educated in the ways of the economy – is it possible, or even advisable, to ask financiers to forego short term gains for the greater good or is it always in our best interest for them to always pursue what's in their best interest?

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