What’s good for the goose

What’s good for the goose

PE Bias Grade : F

By: Allen Nitschelm on April 8, 2019 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title What a partisan Fed would cost the US
Date 04/07/2019
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A2 )
Syndicated From New York Times
Journalist Neil Irwin
Article Summary

Globe/Times objects to Trump’s two Fed picks.

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A president who can appoint a few people to a Board in which there are many members gets to influence the makeup of the board. Such an organization is insulated from day-to-day politics because the president’s influence is limited by his appointments and the staggered terms of the members.

There is nothing wrong with President Trump picking loyalists and those who share his philosophy to serve on the Federal Reserve. There are something like 12 members and the Trump loyalists will still have to convince a majority of the others to win the argument.

Today’s piece is interesting because it is obviously an “anti-Trump” article (see the subhead, and the way that the “partisan” label is applied to President Trump in the headline), but when you read through it, you find out that previous presidents have picked their allies when they had their turn. So this is just partisan politics as practiced by the Boston Globe.

“No one would argue that the Fed is divorced from politics,” is the start of this article’s concluding paragraph. Except, of course, the author and the media, when Donald Trump is making the nominations. Then his nominations should be apolitical, of course.


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