A new graphic from HistoryShots, based on Reinhart & Rogoff’s well researched book: This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. The top half of the chart maps financial crises in terms of GDP affected, while the bottom indicates number of sovereign defaults.
I just ordered a copy. If you’re into this long-term economic history stuff, check out US Booms and Busts (1775-1943).
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