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  1. Why Can’t We Learn From History? A Joint Post by Mark Sunshine and Ira Artman

    In 1998 the cur­rent bank­ing cri­sis was both pre­dictable and pre­dicted by Con­gres­sional lead­ers and a future Comp­trol­ler of the Cur­rency. In April, 1998 the House Com­mit­tee on Bank­ing & Finan­cial Ser­vices held hear­ings where “lessons” from the 1980s bank and thrift cri­sis were dis­cussed and fears of indus­try con­sol­i­da­tion were expressed. Hear­ings tran­scripts clearly […] [read full story]

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