Charts of the Day: The Banking Industry Ten Years After the Crash

The Wall Street Journal has a graphical retrospective today about the banking industry ten years after the great crash. Here are a couple of their charts:

The Journal inexplicably left out a chart on banking industry profits, so I’ll just add that one myself:

Remember this the next time you hear tales of woe from the financial industry about the devastating effects of Dodd-Frank. It’s really crippled their ability to make money, hasn’t it?

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