The S&L crisis perfected finance crime

A panel from Alison Bechdel’s ‘Dykes to Watch Out For’ strip #90 (1990), ‘The Solution,’ in which a character rants ‘…Richard Nixon opens a library as if he’s some big heroic statesman or something…and all these Savings & Loan swindlers go merrily about their business, while…’

When the Great Financial Crisis hit, suddenly there was a lot of talk about the Savings & Loan crises of the 1980s and 90s. I was barely a larvum then, and all I knew about S&Ls I learned from half-understood dialog in comics like Dykes to Watch Out For and Bloom County.



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