Too Big To Fail? Or Too Big Not To Fail?

Shouldn’t that translate into too big to exist? Take, for instance the health problems faced by extremely tall or extremely obese humans.

Sure, biological examples are not automatically comparable with economics. But doesn’t it follow that if the blood supply cannot feed the organs, that death will occur? Barring some exotic and dangerous operation?

What about that old saying warning one not to put all their eggs in one basket? Would heeding this have helped the “too big to fail guys” in fending off disaster?

Should we go read again about the couple that killed the goose that laid the golden egg? Where does hubris fall in this tableau? Perhaps the milkmaid and her pail? It’s time to reread Aesop’s Fables.