February 25, 2011

It is time we give our banks a purpose different than that of surviving.

Sir, Mort Zuckerman in “How we can get America working again” February 25, as so many do, identifies the lack of jobs as one or perhaps the most serious challenge facing all here, there, and everywhere.

If that is so and our banks are supposed to allocate capitals why do we not throw out those capital requirements for banks based on perceived risk, and which obviously did not serve us well, and adopt capital requirements based on job creation potential as certified by job creation rating agencies?