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Great Depression Comic Strip
Updated: 9/16/2020
Great Depression Comic Strip
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  • Please, I beg you! Raise interest rates, so that all the investors can't take as much money to buy stocks!
  • No! We won't do that! We'll just have all the banks warn people who want to take out money for stock! If we warn them, they won't take out any money for buying stocks!
  • Can I borrow some money to buy stock?
  • Sure!
  • Federal experts begging the federal reserve to raise interest rates to discourage people taking out loans for the purpose of stocks.
  • Breaking News! The stock market crashed!
  • The federal reserve decides not to, but warns the bank about loaning out too much money for the purpose of buying stocks.
  • I can't pay back all of the loan, so here's a little something.. sorry.
  • People continue to buy stocks normally.
  • My bank had to close because no one could pay back their loans...
  • The Stock Market crashes.
  • The man can't pay back his loan, so he can only give back a small portion of it.
  • Banks lose a ton of money, and are forced to close.
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