Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin favors busting up biggest banks. It's worth a conversation

Ken Griffin favors busting up biggest banks. It's worth a conversation

Besides being superwealthy, what else do President Donald Trump and locally based hedge fund impresario Ken Griffin have in common?

The answer is that each of these free market enthusiasts wants the U.S. government to explore busting up the country's largest banking groups, also known in some circles as the "too big to fail" crowd.

Their high-profile chatter, which surfaced in separate news interviews this week, is raising a vitally important question: Does breaking up the four national banking powerhouses, with trillions of dollars in assets, protect us from a reprise of a 2008-like financial industry meltdown and related economic devastation?

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