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Fed could fracture in 2022 over when to raise interest rates, economist says


MarketWatch/Greg Robb

Repost from 9-24-2021

graphic illustration of a a hawk and dove in flight

“The aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic has created so much ambiguity about the U.S. economy that Federal Reserve officials could find themselves seriously divided over the proper course of action, a rare experience for the central bank. Divisions might be revealed in the open next year.”

USAGOLD note: We have mentioned from time to time that politics is increasingly coming into play at the Fed. The hawks and the doves monetarily are akin to the liberals and conservatives politically. The Fed has always characterized itself as above politics, but in this highly politicized environment that might have become a thing of the past.

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