Re: Common Ground? *LINK*
Posted By: karibkween In Response To: Re: Common Ground? (three_sixty)
Date: Friday, 21 January 2011, at 2:45 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Common Ground? (three_sixty)
"How about state run banks that are outside the centralized privately controlled federal reserve bank?"
Once upon a time...
"In 1980, more than half of all black households owned their own homes, and the gap between the rates of ownership for whites and blacks had fallen from a high of 28 percent in 1960 to 18 percent...By then, the AS&LL (American Savings and Loan League) had seventy-five members with more than $300 billion in assets, and in many urban communities these associations were the only local lenders." See Link
Why Thrifts (B/S&Ls Both Black & White) Failed:
Deregulation - 1980s Legislation passed by the federal government during the 1980s, such as the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 and the Garn–St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982, diminished the distinctions between banks and other financial institutions in the United States. This legislation is frequently referred to as "deregulation," and it is often blamed for the failure of over 500 savings and loan associations between 1980 and 1988, and the subsequent failure of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) whose obligations were assumed by the FDIC in 1989. However, some critics of this viewpoint, particularly libertarians, have pointed out that the federal government's attempts at deregulation granted easy credit to federally insured financial institutions, encouraging them to overextend themselves and (thus) fail. Wikipedia
African-American Building & Loans
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