Presidents Should Leave the Fed Alone

L: The always astonishing President has recently criticized the FOMC interest-rate increases, among other things. He complained that it takes away from the United States’ “big competitive edge.” Reuters reports: "Trump, in posts on Twitter, also lamented the strength of the U.S. dollar and accused the European Union and China of manipulating their currencies....Trump, however, has made reducing U.S. trade deficits a priority and the combination of rising interest rates and a strengthening dollar pose risks for export growth." So I ask my favorite economic forecaster 2 questions: 1) What do you think about the President directly addressing Fed policy? and 2) How are interest rates, foreig

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