Douglas Elliott http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared U.S. - Should we break up the big banks? http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-should-we-break-big-banks <div><strong>Airs Sunday, December 15 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To prevent the collapse of the global financial system in 2008, The Treasury committed 245 billion in taxpayer dollars to stabilize America’s banking institutions. Today, banks that were once “too big to fail” have only grown bigger. Were size and complexity at the root of the financial crisis, or do calls to break up the big banks ignore real benefits that only economies of scale can pass on to customers and investors? Arguing for the motion are Richard Fisher, President &amp; CEO of the Federal</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Reserve Bank of </span>Dallas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Simon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT. Arguing against the motion are Douglas Elliott, a Fellow in Economics Studies at the Brookings Institution and Paul </span>Salzman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, President of the Clearing House association.</span></div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 36980 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - Should we break up the big banks?