By Friday afternoon, 106 U.S. banks had been closed so far this year. SO FAR. For most of us banking with larger institutions, this may not have a direct impact on our ability to access our assets or get a loan. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't care, or that these closures don't have a ripple effect.

Click here to read a short piece I did for the Carrboro Citizen on why you should give a damn about bank failures, featuring UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Chris Lundbland.