Should we allow machines and algorithms to dictate the on the spot value of a good?

slug: article17 date: 2012-02-21 09:33:49 title: author: tags: type: answer toslug: article16 —

I think that we should limit the profits for such trading by taxing more these games. I think that a trading tax should be a function depending on profit, moment of buying, moment of selling.

It looks like is inherent to have crashes if we let the machines do the trading. Or maybe this is a feature that exists by design?

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