I've been on Sertraline in doses from 50 to 150 mgm ever since 1996.
The affect was to make me better at racing, by reining in the extreme effects of adrenaline.
You see, prior to taking these things, the moods had a large range from high to low. What happened is that the ends gets dragged to the middle. I don't get too wound up about stuff, nor too delirious. Effectively blank and neutral.
I average 10 mile/day at sub 8 minute mile pace. But I don't feel the drugs do anything there for that.
I'm slightly ignorant on the intricacies of the banking; but I hazard from his posts that Dustin has the answer to this one. Is this assumption close?
The banks were once separated into retail banks (high street) and investment banks (casino).
The investment banks played to a set of rules which they still do, but once had only £millions to play with.
The retail banks had our money and played to another set of rules but were slow and safe. But they had £billions to play with.
The investment banks somehow persuaded 'powers that be' to let them get their hands on the retail money (look at how successful we are) and continued to play the same game but now they had masses more money with which to reward themselves with. Hence the eye watering bonuses.
The trouble is, their antics affect all of us, not just a few investors in the original set up.