Another Round of Financial Crises: Bill Daley Represents the Banks

It is not “if”, it is “when” there will be another financial crisis, with the banks to be bailed out by the taxpayers yet again.

The banks are well represented in the White House.

Top executives at big U.S. banks want to be left alone during relatively good times – allowed to take whatever excessive risks they want, to juice their return on equity through massive leverage, to thus boost their pay and enhance their status around the world.  But at a moment of severe financial crisis, they also want someone in the White House who will whisper at just the right moment: “Mr. President, if you let this bank fail, it will trigger a worldwide financial panic and another Great Depression.  This will be worse than what happened after Lehman Brothers failed.”

Let’s be honest.  With the appointment of Bill Daley, the big banks have won completely this round of boom-bust-bailout.  The risk inherent to our financial system is now higher than it was in the early/mid-2000s.  We are set up for another illusory financial expansion and another debilitating crisis.

Bill Daley will get it done.

via The Bill Daley Problem « The Baseline Scenario.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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