Banking system on the verge of a 'Bear Stearns moment': Former FDIC chair

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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While some observers fear federal officials' actions following the collapse of  Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank will fuel a"moral hazard," one former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chair cautions the U.S. banking system is nearing another "Bear Stearns moment."

"I think this is more of a Bear Stearns moment. I think a lot of people, including me, said when they bailed out Bear Stearns, they increased moral hazard. They created an expectation of further bailouts," former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair said Friday on "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" Friday. 

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