Shadow Banking

Shadow Banking Still an Unregulated Threat

September 24, 2012

Jennifer Taub: Before the crisis, the top five financial institutions had assets equivalent to 50 percent of GDP. Now let’s fast-forward to 2011, three years after the crisis, if you look at the top five institutions that survived, and their assets are equal to 58 percent of GDP

Shadow Banking and Conventional Banking Depend on Government Support

September 24, 2012

Jennifer Taub – Part 2: I think we need to look at the banking system and say: if our government is providing support, either through the FDIC or through the Fed, which when it engages in printing money obviously affects the economy and the value of goods and services, if a bank has that, they obviously are—this is a government banking system.