Why large banks are like ‘HIV super-spreaders’

Professor Robert May is one of Britain's foremost scientist, whose work includes mathematical modelling on the transmission of HIV. He sees a systemic danger in the existence of large banks, whose complex and interconnected transactions make the financial system much more vulnerable to collapse.

‘Britain’s Banks: Too Big To Save?’ will be broadcast Tuesday, 18 January, 2010 at 2100GMT on BBC Two.

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