Putting the bailout in (scary) perspective

June 18, 2009

For those finding it exceeding difficult to get a handle on just how much we’re spending to keep the financial system afloat, Barry Ritholtz over at The Big Picture has a nice graphic that will make you gulp. While it’s necessary to spend like a drunken sailor during a financial crisis and it’s fantastic to see financial markets stable again, it’s also important to keep the cost in mind.

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