cause a company to lose contracts, cause thousands to lose their jobs, cause entire companies to go under, etc.
These insider trading actions can have an enormous effect on the economy, as we are seeing right now.
Public Officials should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one. These fxckers should be hung from lamp posts for doing this shxt.
I think public officials should be banned from stock trading completely. This would weed out a huge portion of the politicians who become politicians just for the graft, money, and power. We need politicians in office who have the PUBLIC'S best interests in mind, not their own.