7.7 Trillion Dollars

That was the largest dollar amount funded, guaranteed or otherwise backstopped by the Fed during the financial crisis. US GDP is a little more than twice that.

We need a more distributed financial system. The cost of concentration now vastly exceeds the efficiencies of scale.

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/secret-fed-loans-undisclosed-to-congress-gave-banks-13-billion-in-income.html

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