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This episode is all about the Federal Reserve, which is meeting as we speak, and will almost certainly decide to bump up the interest rate they control. Ben and I talk to Kate Davidson (from the Wall Street Journal) about the Fed’s rationale for its interest-rate-raising campaign and to Ady Barkan (from the Fed Up Campaign) about what the Fed should do to up-weight the interests of those who’ve been left behind, even as we close in on full employment.
Given how obscure this sort of conversation can get, I was struck by the clarity and demystification of both Kate and Ady’s responses to our queries.
If I say so myself, our musical interlude for this episode is particularly enlightened.
And finally, the joke at the end of the episode is original! I’ve told it to lots of people and everyone under 15 thinks it’s hilarious.
All that in 25 minutes!