Comment: Best part - last question - why use brokers?

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Best part - last question - why use brokers?

(paraphrasing here)

Ron Paul: Why can't the Fed buy treasuries directly from the Treasury rather than going through brokers who make huge commissions?

Geithner the Enlightener: To prevent backroom deals from happening we have to pay faceless nameless brokers millions to do the deals for us.

It was probably the pandas.