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US Bank failure tracker | 1934 – 2009

Interesting graph.  Look at 1980/82 and compare to 2009.  [ht Calculated Risk]


Written by Colin Henderson

July 4, 2009 at 23:57

Posted in US

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  1. A depression is not simply about bank failures. It is more about
    the population at large and its ability to prosper. US has 305
    million people. Large segments of it’s population have been wiped
    out economically for years, cumulative effects. Without an ability to recover. The failure rate of banks is not good in itself. But when you add all the other factors and look at the economic condition of the population. The economic state of the US is in extremely poor shape.

    Ben Case

    July 8, 2009 at 11:04

  2. […] a link to an interesting chart that shows the history of US Bank Failures. Compared to the S&L Crisis in the late 1980’s it appears, from a bank failure point of view, […]

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