Richard Fisher, the author of this speech below, was the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas between 2005 and 2015. He is on record as being one of the first to sound the alarm about the sub-prime housing crisis in 2007. In 2013, he was outspoken in opposition to the way quantitative easing was being pursued by Fed chair Ben Bernanke and his board. He is a member of Washington D.C. based think tank the Inter-American Dialogue. To read the speech, click here.