... in the end, we can only conclude that there is indeed a way to measure the impact of too-big-to-fail and/or too-central-to-fail financial institutions on our economies. Or at the very least that there is one that is worth examining, that very strongly promises to provide us with a way to measure it.
We just need to feed in the data. That won't make the debt go away, but at least we would know how much it is, and, perhaps even more importantly at this point, where it is.
But of course the data are not made available. Not by the banks themselves, and not by the regulators that are
supposed to control them. And not by the lawmakers who are the only ones that would have the power to demand they're made available.