Monday, August 18, 2014

Bad Debt Expense

Corporate bad debt expense:

Graph #1: Corporate Bad Debt Expense
It just goes up more and more and more. But look at it on a log scale. There is a straight-line increase from the 1940s to 1990:

Graph #2: Corporate Bad Debt Expense, on a Log Scale
After 1990, the increase of bad debt slowed.

I find it most interesting that this graph shows no acceleration in bad debt. The graph shows no upcurving trend anywhere between the late 1940s and 1990. It shows a constant rate of increase, despite the growth of debt.

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