Let’s keep meddling politicians away from central banks

Should central banks do more for climate change?

This week we published a decoder explaining why central banks are so important. We received a thought-provoking comment from PositiveMoney, a not-for-profit research and campaigning organisation based in London, asking why central banks should not do more to help...
Let’s keep meddling politicians away from central banks

Decoder: Why central banks matter so much

By Betty Wong The ideal global economy is a Goldilocks economy: growth is not too hot to cause inflation, not too cold to spark a recession, but rather just right, with a growth rate of 2-3%. Central banks exert enormous influence over an economy. A central bank...
Let’s keep meddling politicians away from central banks

Why the Fed matters

The Federal Reserve — the U.S. central bank — is widely expected to raise its benchmark interest rate soon, possibly next month, in the first tightening of monetary policy since the 2007-09 financial crisis. We asked three of our correspondents for their...
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