How does the most recent 2008-09 recession differ from most other economic recessions since the Great Depression?
What is a bank? How does a bank differ from most other financial-service providers?
Which businesses are banking’s closest and toughest competitors? What services do they offer that compete directly with banks’ services?
Why are banks special?
What is a financial intermediary? What are its key characteristics? Is a bank
a type of financial intermediary?