United States of FIRE (reprise)

The below post originally ran on September 13th 2010.  First to comment below gets the original artwork signed and mailed out to them.  If no one comments, I will turn it into a paper airplane and send it sailing out over 5th Avenue.
– JB

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It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown up one of my crudely-drawn infographs for you guys, but I had some free time this weekend and access to my daughter’s magic markers.  I talk a lot about the absurdity of America’s overgrown FIRE sectors (Finance. Insurance. Real. Estate.).

Even post-crisis, we still seem to have an overwhelmingly large emphasis on paper-flipping over building stuff in this country.

I did the below infograph as a quick geographic guide to the “hot spots”…

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