“The Moneylender and His Wife,” Quentin Matsys (Public Domain)
Banking and Government
Bigger, Fewer, Riskier: The Evolution of U.S. Banking Since 1950

For all that has changed in the past 70 years, one thing that hasn’t is the tight connection between government and the banks.

Published on: February 25, 2019
Alex J. Pollock is a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute in Washington, DC. He was president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago 1991-2004. Daniel Semelsberger of R Street provided research assistance.
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