Federal Reserve

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How economists keep getting things wrong and not learning from their mistakes Read more

Economic Policy

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The Paul Volcker who tanked the economy in 1979 did massive and needless damage. The penitent Volcker of the Obama era had far more progressive views—and no influence. Read more

Economic Policy


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The first woman to lead the Federal Reserve shared the challenges of breaking through in a male-dominated field—and her concerns about the politicization of the central bank. Read more

Economic Policy

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Today on TAP: All credit for fumbling the recovery goes to Trump Read more


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Today on TAP: More bank deregulation from the Trump administration Read more


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A president will appoint Federal Reserve governors, who have broad power to promote a stronger labor market. Read more

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Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Despite the company’s plan to issue its own currency, lawmakers haven’t grasped the threat this poses to the world’s economy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Janet Yellen lowered the boom on the crooked bank—but now finance’s regulators are all Trump appointees. Read more

Economic Policy


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She may no longer be the chair, but she’s still a member—and could be a force for good. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Despite the dreaded taint of Barack Obama, she’s been very good for the economy, and the others on his list are far worse. Read more

Economic Policy


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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a rare opportunity to change the culture of the nation’s central bank when she picks a successor to outgoing general counsel Scott Alvarez. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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National Urban League President Marc Morial recently met with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to make the case that more diversity in the U.S. banking system would have mitigated the devastation the recession inflicted on communities of color. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The Fed chair recently announced that the bank will raise interest rates by year-end, but that doesn't mean she's gone to the dark side. Read more

Economic Policy


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How the Fed can jump-start much-needed public investment.  Read more

Economic Policy


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With black communities nationwide far from recovered, a grassroots coalition wants the Fed to know that an interest rate hike could be disastrous.  Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The Fed has a lot of power to hold big banks accountable. A grassroots coalition wants Yellen to use it.  Read more

Economic Policy


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The latest assumption by the chorus of inflation-hawks is that the central bank could and should raise rates as early as June. Read more

Working in America


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Ben Bernanke rescued the economy. Now Janet Yellen needs to remake the financial system.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Who the president appoints to the vacancies on the Fed Board of Governors could determine whether Janet Yellen is chair of the Federal Reserve in name only. Read more

Money, Politics and Power