Posts Tagged ‘“too big to fail”’

  • red tape...bureaucracy..16181_12.29_000011761845XSmall-3

    Too Big To Fail: The Volcker Rule or Glass Steagall?

    Mar 16, 13 • 374 Views • No Comments

    It will be tough to remedy “too big to fail” with the Volcker Rule. At the other extreme, some suggest a 2013 version of Glass-Steagall. Here is the short version of the facts: Proposed by former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, his rule was expressed in...  [read more]

  • bank..16554_4.9_000012530676XSmall

    Too Big To Fail

    Aug 15, 11 • 237 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment that you are the CEO of a large bank. Offered the opportunity to participate in a risky business deal, you say, “Yes.” If the venture succeeds, you benefit. If it fails and threatens your bank’s survival, the government...  [read more]

  • 16390_3.10_000005086698XSmall

    Too Big To Fail

    May 25, 11 • 225 Views • No Comments

    The HBO documentary, “Too Big To Fail” was excellent. But what to come away with? TBTF (Too Big To Fail) solves problems and it creates them. TBTF can reverse a confidence crisis. When the world is worried that the failure of a large bank will...  [read more]

  • 15515_3.10_000005086698XSmall

    The Top 19

    Mar 10, 10 • 292 Views • No Comments

    Are 19 banks “too big to fail?” Listening to Bloomberg radio, I heard that four banking firms control close to 50 percent of their industry’s assets, that the top 19 control 85 percent, and that the bottom 8000 control 15 per...  [read more]