WASHINGTON — Alan Greenspan spent years denying "too big to fail" even existed and yet on Wednesday the former Federal Reserve Board chairman argued there is no escaping it.

Not even a constitutional amendment would prevent the government from finding a way to save the largest financial firms, he said.

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