Donnerstag, 2. Dezember 2010

Kansas-FED-Präsident Hoenig: die Big Banks sind "Too Big to Succeed"

Es gibt also auch bei einer der regionalen Federal Reserve Banken eine einsame Stimme von Vernunft und Freiheitsliebe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/opinion/02hoenig.html?_r=2&ref=opinion


"In spite of the public assistance required to sustain the industry, little has changed on Wall Street. Two years later, the largest firms are again operating with bonus and compensation schemes that reflect success, not the reality of recent failures. Contrast this with the hundreds of smaller banks and businesses that failed and the millions of people who lost their jobs during the Wall Street-fueled recession.

There is an old saying: lend a business $1,000 and you own it; lend it $1 million and it owns you. This latest crisis confirms that the economic influence of the largest financial institutions is so great that their chief executives cannot manage them, nor can their regulators provide adequate oversight.

Last summer, Congress passed a law to reform our financial system. It offers the promise that in the future there will be no taxpayer-financed bailouts of investors or creditors. However, after this round of bailouts, the five largest financial institutions are 20 percent larger than they were before the crisis. They control $8.6 trillion in financial assets — the equivalent of nearly 60 percent of gross domestic product. Like it or not, these firms remain too big to fail
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