As soon as I heard that Mnunchin was coming in I knew we were headed for trouble on this point.
Goldman Sachs is arguably the most crony company in the world and they do quite well with the Fed system the way it is. Not to mention the nice bailout the Fed oversaw from which Goldman benefited immensely. Might not want to look too closely there. Don’t want to uncover anything that causes a headache for the bank, or other big banks.
Nope 2008 is ancient history folks. Why would anyone want to expose what ACTUALLY happened?
“The Federal Reserve is organized with sufficient independence to conduct monetary policy and open market operations,” Mnuchin responded to Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat. “I endorse the increased transparency we have seen from the Federal Reserve Board over recent years.”
The response appears to lean against legislation such as the Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act of 2015, or FORM Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives but never became law, that would have subjected the central bank’s monetary policy decisions to greater congressional scrutiny.