A Snapshot of the Gamblers Using Us as Collateral

The bankruptcy of the Central Bank created system in one snapshot.

zombie banks

The top four banks in this chart are all zombies—dead men banking, feeding off the living—but Goldman Sachs takes the prize for having nearly $50-trillion in market bets on the table based on little more than $100-billion in assets (0.2%, if you’re keeping score).

Wouldn’t you like to have that much leverage at the betting tables in Vegas, knowing that if you win, you win massively, and if you lose… well… all of those investments in criminal politicians mean you’re “too-big-to-fail,” and the taxpayers will bail you out?