Quote of the Day, October 21st, 2008

October 21, 2008 |

"Pardon me for asking, but if a company is too big to fail, maybe - just maybe - it's too big, period...

...We seem to have forgotten that the original purpose of antitrust law was also to prevent companies from becoming too powerful. Too powerful in that so many other companies depended on them, so many jobs turned on them, and so many consumers or investors or depositors needed them - that the economy as a whole would be endangered if they failed. Too powerful in that they could wield inordinate political influence - of a sort that might gain them extra favors from Washington."

-Robert Reich