More on the selective memory surrounding LIBOR
The real truth about LIBOR as I spoke about earlier is coming out now. Here is a Yale Professor speaking articulately about the fallacy of LIBOR as a legitimate benchmark rate.
Libor: Three Scandals in One | Foreign Affairs [emphasis mine]
The fundamental principle underlying floating rates is to allow the market to determine borrowing costs. Customers who borrow on a floating-rate basis, if they are sensible, and institutions that loan money on a floating-rate basis, if they are ethical, therefore expect two things from a benchmark interest rate. First, the benchmark should reflect actual conditions in the financial markets. That means no random fluctuations — money costs what it is worth.