The Myth of Too Big To Fail

Perfect | December 7, 2010

byImad A Moosa

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The book presents arguments against the taxpayers’-funded bailing out of failed financial institutions, and puts forward suggestions to circumvent the TBTF problem, including some preventive measures. It ultimately argues that a failing financial institution should be allowed to fail without fearing an apocalyptic outcome.

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The book presents arguments against the taxpayers’-funded bailing out of failed financial institutions, and puts forward suggestions to circumvent the TBTF problem, including some preventive measures. It ultimately argues that a failing financial institution should be allowed to fail without fearing an apocalyptic outcome.

IMAD MOOSA is Professor of Finance at Monash University, Australia. Prior to becoming an academic, he was a professional economist and a financial journalist. Professor Moosa has published ten books and over 160 papers in international journals. He has served in a number of advisory positions, including as an economic advisor to the U...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:223 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277764

ISBN - 13:9780230277762

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Table of Contents

The Doctrine of TBT
The History of TBTF and High-Profile Episodes
Far too Big and Politically Connected
The Obesity of the Financial Sector
Worthy of a Bailout: To be or Not to Be
Why too Big to Fail is Too Outrageous to Accept
Dealing with the Menace of TBTF
Forget about Basel II