Margaret Scott

La vida eterna de los megabancos estadounidenses

WASHINGTON, DC – La economía mundial se enfrenta a un problema de proporciones: los grandes bancos de los Estados Unidos siguen siendo "demasiado grandes para quebrar", lo que significa que si uno o varios de ellos estuvieran en graves problemas, el gobierno tendría que salvarlos porque las consecuencias de la inacción son demasiado sombrías.

Muchos reconocen este problema: no sólo autoridades de gobierno, sino los mismos directivos de los bancos. De hecho, hay casi unanimidad en torno a que corregirlo es asunto de máxima prioridad. Hasta Jamie Dimon, el poderoso presidente del muy grande JP Morgan Chase, recalca que hay que poner fin al "demasiado grande para quebrar."

Lamentablemente, el enfoque que ha propuesto la administración Obama para poner punto final a este problema  (que ahora ha de abordar el Congreso estadounidense) está condenado al fracaso.

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