Published on: 11/05/2015
What if The Fed Statement Were Written so Everybody Could Understand it?
The Fed has often been criticized for speaking in vague terms that are too hard for the public to understand. (Or if you’re Donald Drumpf, because you think President Obama told Janet Yellen to keep rates low so he could play golf next year.) This is a real sentence from the Oct. 28 policy statement: “Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability.” We decided to help out, by translating its Fedspeak language into something more broadly accessible. Maybe that line could have been this: “We are trying to help the economy. That is literally our job.” If you are unable to follow the link, please click here for a PDF Version.See Full Article