State Meetings

Lawmakers, Fed to blame for banking crises, Hoenig says

Whenever there is a banking crisis, bankers get blamed, but a former FDIC Vice Chair and 38-year Federal Reserve veteran told bankers the real culprits are those propagating undisciplined fiscal policy and bad monetary policy. Speaking at the Iowa Bankers Association convention, Thomas Hoenig said the last three major crises were caused by huge increases in federal spending and reactionary increases in interest rates that wreaked havoc on the economy and at the nation’s banks. [Continue]