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Computerized market trading is causing unprecedented volatility

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Like many, I have stock market investments that fluctuate. Lately the market has been extremely volatile, and many suspect that some firms use their trading technology to gain an unfair advantage when placing trades.
Supporters: Aaron Greenspan, David Arnold, Tristin Roney, David Sauter, Abner Holsinger, Aaron Wilton, Ben Fischer, Cristine Tamayo, Taylor Morgan, Jonathan Wallis, Kyle Halgerson, Nathan Bouscal, William Hughes, Timothy Suen
Opponent: Arbi Llaveshi
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    Solution Impose financial transactions tax
    Even a slight tax would reduce the velocity of these trades, and also raise significant revenue.
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    Solution Congress should call for a panel of experts to investigate the problem
    Congress isn't necessarily well-equipped to directly investigate a complex technical issue, but there are people out there who are, and who can report back with useful insights.
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