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Op-Ed at US News on a "Centennial Monetary Commission"

I have a new op-ed at US News where I discuss a new proposal to create a Centennial Monetary Commission to do a "performance review of the Fed."

The Fed has almost never been held accountable for how it has performed. We have simply assumed that we need a central bank and trusted those in charge to make the right decisions. But the Great Recession may have changed that.

Congressman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, has proposed creating a bi-partisan Centennial Monetary Commission (H.R. 1176) that would engage in a formal performance review of the Fed, exploring both how well it has met its stated goals and what those goals should be. This is an excellent, and long overdue, idea.