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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?

America’s Soaring 2021 Inflation Rates, Explained

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The Federal Reserve is closely monitoring inflation in the United States. After months of loose monetary policy, inflation rates just spiked to 4.2% last month. This leaves the Federal Reserve asking how much of these cost increases are based on inflation versus recovering from the pandemic. Here’s exactly what’s happening.