I was to young to really care much about it. I remember interest rates were through the roof and if you had money in the bank you made out like a bandit. If anyone on here was older at that time how you compare then to now? I never recall banks failing and so many major chains going under. Nor did I ever hear the term bailout used until the early 80's and Chrysler which appears to have been a good move. How was it during the age of Carter?