“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” So said Gordon Gecko in the movie Wall Street. And he may have been right, at least when it comes to the way the SEC treats insider trading. Liam Vaughan explains in Bloomberg: Most Americans Today Believe the Stock Market Is Rigged, and They’re Right. It’s probably rigged in a few ways, but in this case, the argument is limited to insider trading, how prevalent it is, and how hard it is to prove. “To prove securities fraud, it’s not enough for prosecutors to simply show that someone profited from nonpublic information; prosecutors have to demonstrate that the defendant knew they had such information and intended to cheat. This helps to make it among the most difficult white-collar crimes to prosecute.” Gordon Gekko also said, “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” (Of course, he said that before we realized that the most valuable commodities are fame and followers.)