Janet Yellen headed for the Hill this past week for what could be her last appearance before Congress. Of course, that prompted me to grace sweltering Manhattan with my presence to chime in and opine on her viewpoint of the world. As you will see in more than a few of the links below, Yellen’s confusion left me scratching my head.
The job market continues to strengthen and wage growth still can’t get off the floor. The economy has withstood as much as it can in the form of interest rate hikes and it’s time to get busy shrinking the balance sheet ‘appreciably,’ to borrow her term? ‘Egregious and unacceptable’ practices have occurred on her watch and yet no action has been taken.
The sensation was akin to being swallowed whole by inconsistency itself. If you have a moment, enjoy my jaunt across media outlets. Some are longer than others. But those asking the questions had done their homework and that’s always a plus for the gal on the receiving end.
The TV Parade
CNBC World Exchange — Janet Yellen returns to the Hill
BNN — U.S. farm lobby increases pressure on Trump team ahead of NAFTA negotiations — Danielle DiMartino Booth
Now that we’ve got your Saturday covered, add to your lazy afternoon at the beach Sunday reading the interview Economics Wire posted Friday. It’s a keeper.
Economy Wire : Is the Federal Reserve Bad for America? A Conversation with Danielle DiMartino Booth
Hoping your feet are in the sand and wishing you well,