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T. Hoenig: ‘TBTF’ Banks Insufficient Equity Capital; The Case for Glass-Steagall

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 7th, 2014 7:05 AM |

I inadvertently overlooked a recent commentary written by a Sense on Cents favorite, Simon Johnson, that ran at Project Syndicate.

Johnson writes a fabulous piece entitled Truth From the Top highlighting the work of former Fed governor Thomas Hoenig about just how fragile our banking system truly is and how the politics of promoting the ‘too big to fail’ model have persisted. Let’s navigate.

It is unusual for a senior government official to produce a short, clear analytical paper. It is even rarer when the official’s argument both cuts to the core of the issue and amounts to a devastating critique of the existing order. (more…)






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