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Federal Reserve news and analysis from The Nation
November 9, 2017
How Trump Stiffed the Bankers With His Federal Reserve Appointment
By naming Jay Powell as Fed chair, the president got “Yellen without Yellen”: a moderate Keynesian who supported her monetary stimulus.
June 8, 2017
Breaking Up the Banks Is Easier Than You Might Think
If Trump really wanted to go after the banks, there’s a simple way he could do it.
June 1, 2017
Trump Just Set His Lobbying Rules On Fire
Can the White House hire a MetLife lobbyist to work on MetLife issues? Sure!
April 26, 2017
The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need
Government can save the climate from burning the same way it saved the economy from depression: Buy out the companies behind the crisis.
Thomas M. Hanna
March 17, 2017
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve
We demand way too much from the central bank—but that’s because our elected politicians have done almost nothing to revive the economy.
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January 30, 2017
Trump’s Not Draining the Swamp—He’s Filling It
Under President Trump, banking sharks will once again have immense influence on the American economy.
January 19, 2017
Democrats Missed an Opportunity to Expose Steve Mnuchin as a Predator
Bob Casey and Sherrod Brown landed some blows about OneWest Bank’s foreclosures, but too many got lost in a tangle over tax havens.
September 21, 2016
Elizabeth Warren Just Gave Hillary Clinton a Big Warning
Warren is ready to fight any Wall Street–linked cabinet members in a Clinton administration.
December 18, 2015
The Federal Reserve’s Shaky Optimism
Janet Yellen will be blamed by both the right and the left if the economy does not fulfill her hopes.
November 30, 2015
Why Do Former Goldman Sachs Bankers Keep Landing Top Slots at the Federal Reserve?
During the last year, three vacancies opened up to head regional Federal Reserve banks. They all went to Goldman Sachs alumni.