*This article originally appeared on NJ Institute of Technology’s blog.
According to the old joke, an 800-pound gorilla sleeps anywhere it wants to. When it comes to the expansion of Too Big To Fail institutions in this country, we now have more than one 800-pound gorilla in the room, and all of them have been gaining weight rapidly since 2007. Far from being tamed in their appetites and slimmed down in their corpulence by remedial legislation, these institutions have been engaged in a financial binge of almost breathless proportions.
To learn more about the five largest financial institutions and their effect on the U.S. Financial System checkout the infographic below created by New Jersey Institute of Technology.