If the bankers make a profit, they get to keep it for themselves and in turn keep the politicians who helped them in office. And if the bankers screw up then they get the politicians to convince us that we all need help clean up the mess they created. This is capitalism and socialism at its finest.
Prabhupada explains in Light of the Bhagavat (in the purport of text 44) that politicians "want to flourish in the guise of servants of the people...(that they) want to exploit the administrative power for their own self-interest...although professing democracy, they want to be kings.... they compete for votes by bad propaganda." This sums up the mentality and modus operandi of many politicians. Nowadays politicians and bankers throw out so many misleading “facts” and “figures” to confuse people. They even hire so-called “research firms” to come up with the conclusions they want you to see. Someone said that you’re entitled to you own opinions but your not entitled to your own facts. So the problem is if you don’t (or can’t because of the misleading information) study and learn from past mistakes then you’re condemned to repeat them. You might remember Laural and Hardy – “Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.” They never learn.