Most understand the "too big to fail" banks have gotten bigger and bigger over time as they swallow up smaller banks bit by bit.
Here is the concept in picture form courtesy of reader Tim Wallace. Click on any chart for sharper image.
Number of Banks Over Time by Type
Total Number of Banks
Percent of Banks Vs. 1990 Total
Problem Banks as Percentage of All Banks
Anyone feel any safer by this?
Mike "Mish" Shedlock