In light of the recent mini-crisis across the US banking sector, Carson Block sits down with Soren Aandahl of Blue Orca Capital for a special episode of Zero Fucks Given. Shortly after the news dropped, Carson went into scramble mode, trying to find an opposing view on the prudence of the Silicon Valley Bank bailout. Soren, happy to enter the debate, believes policy makers made the right decision in a very difficult situaiton. Moral hazard concerns aside, he argues that the measures deployed were necesary to prevent a run on all regional banks. Carson pushes back, given the incestuous nature of SVB, and why regulators could have both sent a message on risk taking, while also calming the nerves of panicky depositors. The pair go on to debate the long-term implications but both are in agreement that the messaging may have done more damage than the cure.