Tags : inflation

Vacation with Jerome Powell a Trip to Dismal STEM Camp

It is fitting that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell gave his most recent remarks on inflation and the economic outlook in the resort town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. While the location if the annual conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has been a fixture for monetary policy groupies for nearly […]Read More

Is it Time for a New Inflation Benchmark?

In mathematics, an arbitrary number is one that is undetermined and is not assigned a specific value. But for economists at the Federal Reserve Board, there is an arbitrary number that has immense value: 2%. While for some 2% is the preferred content of fat in milk, at the Federal Open Market Committee, the central […]Read More