When Neel Kashkari, a former Goldman Sachs banker who helped administer the U.S. Treasury Department’s bailout program during the 2008 financial crisis, was appointed as President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, I commented on his intent to break up the big Wall Street banks as either too good to be true, or a political smokescreen.
Mr. Kashkari had made addressing the “too big to fail” his signature issue. And, it looks as if he is holding true to his promise.
It’s also gratifying to see a Federal Reserve official voice some of the same ideas that my Bank Whistleblowers United colleagues have voiced. BWU has also called for increased capital as one action item needed to avoid another financial crisis.
In a recent speech to the Economic Club of New York , Mr. Kashkari unveiled a plan to end the systematic risk posed by U.S. banks by forcing them to hold a massive amount of capital
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