Commentary

There Goes #100

Well, we are now officially in triple digits. It was announced earlier today that the 100th bank failure in 2009 was in Florida. MarketWatch.com writes, “The parade of bank failures continued on Friday as the FDIC took control of Partners Bank of Naples after it was closed by the Office of Thrift Supervision.”

Here’s a map showing where the bank failures have been located this year.

And here’s a list of all 100 failures this year from FDIC.

Anthony Randazzo

Anthony Randazzo is a senior fellow at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.