Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How Banks Got Too Big to Fail

From Mother Jones Jan/Feb 2010 issue:

How Banks Got Too Big to Fail

The nation's 10 largest financial institutions hold 54 percent of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20 percent. In the meantime, the number of banks has dropped from more than 12,500 to about 8,000. Some major mergers and acquisitions over the past 20 years:

(Click on the chart for a larger view)

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