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When Should the Federal Reserve Raise Rates? An Interesting Debate, Explained

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With inflation on the rise and the economy recovering, all eyes are on Jerome Powell. With his willingness to hold rates much higher than his predecessors, I thought I’d make an episode talking about an ideological shift occurring at the Federal Reserve. Which part of the Dual Mandate should get priority, fighting interest rates or achieving full employment?

Federal Reservations; Jerome Powell’s Newfound Economic Optimism

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The Federal Reserve just cut the Federal Funds Rate for a third time this year. This, they insist, will be the last time they adjust this rate for the foreseeable future. This is exactly what the fed just announced and the thinking behind it.