17 January 2016

Some History Perspective on Bank Failures


Data from 1921
The good folks at Calculated Risk have put together some very interesting on bank failure going back almost 100 years.

It should be noted that the current bank failures are dwarfed by the failures during the S&L crisis, (Also known as the bailout of the Texas banking industry) but that we routinely saw more failures than that before the creation of the FDIC.

The next time that someone complains about how excessive regulation constrains the dynamism of the US economy, show them these graphs.  (click for slide show)


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