William M. Isaac
William M. Isaac (Sarasota, FL) is Global Head of Financial Services for FTI Consulting, Chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp, and one of the world's foremost authorities on banking and bank regulation. He served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the banking and S&L crises of the 1980s during which some 3,000 banks and thrifts failed, including nine of the ten largest Texas banks and Continental Illinois, the nation's 7th largest bank. Isaac strongly opposed the TARP legislation, helping to defeat it during the first vote on the legislation in the House of Representatives. He also strongly opposes the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, believing it to be wholly inadequate legislation that would not have prevented the crisis of 2008-2009 and will not prevent the next crisis. Isaac writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Forbes, CNN, Asian Banker, American Banker, and other leading publications; testifies before Congress; and makes regular appearances on leading television and radio programs, including CNBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, Bloomberg, and Fox News. Visit www.williamisaac.com to view a good deal of Isaac's commnentary.
- How Washington Failed America
- By: William M. Isaac
- Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
- Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
The 1980s opened with the prime interest rate at an astonishing 21.5 percent, leading to a severe recession with unemployment reaching nearly 11 percent....
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