太大而不能活

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全球范围内正进行着一场激烈争议:新规定如何才能使人们对金融系统重拾信心并确保未来几年内危机不再爆发。英国央行行长默文•金已要求限制超巨大银行经营范围,但英国首相戈登•布朗却不敢苟同:毕竟首家倒闭的英国银行——约耗资500亿美元——是从事抵押贷款“香草”业务的北岩银行。

从布朗的态度来看,此类限制无法确保危机不再发生;但金要求对太大而不能倒的银行严加管束也是无可厚非。美国、英国及其它各国纳税人惨重损失,大银行都难辞其咎。仅今年一年美国就批准了106家小银行的破产申请。超大银行伴随着超大成本。

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