WASHINGTON — Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher Wednesday night took aim at large so-called systemically important financial institutions, warning of a rising tide within the Fed in favor of dealing with an issue that he blames for the less-than-satisfactory results from Fed efforts to boost the economy.

Fisher also said there is a growing appeal on tackling the issue of too-big-fail banks and what some believe is the unfair advantage conferred by their preferred status, but that any concrete action will require action by lawmakers.

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