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Jessica Karl

America Just Has Way, Way Too Many Banks

Competition can turn unhealthy when it encourages too much risk-taking.

Not exactly one of a kind.

Not exactly one of a kind.

Photographer: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

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As an American millennial named Jessica, I am accustomed to being surrounded by other women named Jessica. For my entire life, I have been unable to escape a classroom, dinner party or grocery store without encountering another Jessica that was born vaguely between the eighties and nineties. There are too many Jessicas! It is unnatural, the abundance of Jessicas in this country: