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A step in the wrong direction

Op-ed in The Wall Street Journal

August 18, 2015


A step in the wrong direction

I participate in the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve. In that capacity, I’m often asked by members of the public about the biggest danger facing the economy. My answer is that monetary policy itself poses the biggest danger.

Many observers have called for the FOMC to tighten monetary policy by raising interest rates in the near term. But such a course would create profound economic risks for the U.S. economy.

This is an excerpt from an op-ed written by Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota. Read the full article published by The Wall Street Journal on August 18, 2015.