According to Wikipedia, a zombie bank is "a financial institution with an economic net worth that is less than zero, but which continues to operate because its ability to repay its debts is shored up by implicit or explicit government credit support. "
Okay. You can digest all that eco-mumbo-jumbo, or you can turn to wiseacres extraordinaire John Forster and Tom Chapin for a much more engaging, if ghoulish, description.
If you haven't already seen it, give the below a click. Funny stuff for hard times.
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