Truth Telling Trader a Hoax?

That’s the meme buzzing around the internet today. Alessio Rastani may turn out to be a member of the notorious ‘Yes Men‘ – a group of anti capitalists committed to, as they say, ‘Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them.’

The BBC disagrees:

“We’ve carried out detailed investigations and can’t find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoax. He is an independent market trader and one of a range of voices we’ve had on air to talk about the recession.”

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.