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Regulators Don't Want Bankers to Be Paid for Risk - Bloomberg

There is some blurring of the boundaries. The U.S. legal system being what it is, No. 2 quickly turns into No. 1 as well: If you, say, manipulate Libor, or sell someone a mortgage-backed security that is designed to fail, or whatever, then eventually you will get in trouble and have to pay big fines and generally end up regretting whatever bad thing you did. And, the banking system being what it is, No. 1 can become No. 2 as well: If you do enough harm to a bank, or more particularly to the banking system, it can blow up the economy for everyone else.