I've used the analogy of Investors as cockroaches a few times this week and a few have asked me why? The answer is it is as accurate a description as I can find..
This is why you had/have global bailouts of companies and countries.. why nations in Europe are being forced into austerity.. why the prices of food, fuel, electricity, and every other basic necessity keep going up.. why the Fed and other nations are creating inflation and purposely devaluing their currencies in competition with one another..
Because All these actions are intended to be of benefit to the Investor; the cockroach...
And it is the populace that is secondary always.