An ethical person - like a politician, banker or lawyer - may know right from wrong, but unlike many of them, a moral person lives it. An Americanist first already knows that.
Bankers and their government agents will always act in their own best interests. Any residual benefit flowing down to the citizens by happenstance will just be litter.
In honor of the end of the one of the most infamous price manipulation cartels in precious metal history - the London silver fix - below we present (pdf) the full history of the london silver market, from 1600 all the way until the year 2000. There is just one more event to add to the timeline: 2014 - the end of the silver fixing cartel (and its replacement with the BIS manipulation cartel?)