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The Too Big Are Now Even Bigger

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 17, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Among the many charts in the Congressional Oversight Panel’s latest report, Taking Stock: What Has the Troubled Asset Relief Program Achieved?, this is  probably the most arresting and important.  The Too Big to Fail are now even bigger, with the top four banks gaining almost as much market share over the past year as they did in the previous decade.


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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More

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