05/18/2012 08:35 am ET

Despite Trading Debacle, JPMorgan Chase Really Is Too Big To Fail

JPMorgan Chase is too big to fail. As the largest bank holding company in the United States, with assets approaching $2.5 trillion as reported under standard American accounting principles, it is inconceivable that JPMorgan Chase would be allowed to collapse now or in the near future. The damage to the American economy and to the world would be too great.

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