to fix the market need to develop trading vehicles for "dark markets", then wall street will sort things out automatically. The government is now trying to step on a cockroach, but they're all over. Besides, the big "banks" merely cashed in on opportunities facilitated by Congress, when they tried to fix things last time, by offering free houses to the low income and non-qualifying.
That would be supply and demand trading only. Do away with ALL shorting until they can rid the naked shorting problem once and for all. I don't want to hear this crap either that shorting creates liquidity! That is the biggest crock of crap I have ever heard and is always challenged by guess who? Shorty himself, trying to convince the sheep!
All companies need to trade on merit, you do good your stock rises, you fail, price goes down! Yes it really is that simple!