A pedestrian passes in front of American Flags displayed in front of The U.S. Capitol building before sunrise in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Of all the much-debated causes of the 2008 financial crisis, there's one on which almost everyone agrees: U.S. homeowners took on debts that would have been affordable only in an improbably benign world. Ten years later, according to a recent report by Bloomberg News, many of the largest U.S. corporations are getting into a similar predicament.

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