James Kwak On Too Big To Fail


This post by Jill Schlesinger originally appeared on CBS' MoneyWatch.com.


As the FCIC continues to dig into the causes of the financial crisis with testimony from former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, it might occur to even the most casual observer that banks are still pretty big. If we thought that banks were "too big to fail" in 2008, today it's scary to consider that the top 6 banks control an even larger share of the industry post Great Recession.

James Kwak, co-author with Simon Johnson of "13 Bankers" (also the great minds behind The Baseline Scenario) discussed what needs to happen to prevent banks from getting so big that they could potentially drag down the entire financial system.


More on MoneyWatch:


(CBS)
Jill Schlesinger is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com. Prior to the launch of MoneyWatch, she was the Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. In her infancy, she was an options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York.
  • Jill Schlesinger On Twitter»

    View all articles by Jill Schlesinger on CBS MoneyWatch »
    Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated, Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, "Jill on Money." Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University.