I have never been much of a fan of the oversight work produced over the years by the staff of the House Banking Committee. It has tended to be short on expertise and long on political rhetoric.

A staff report issued Sept. 9, analyzing bank deposit insurance fund losses from 1986 through mid-1991, is better and more interesting than most. The study attempts to correlate losses on bank failures to the type of supervision the banks received.

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