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Will Trump pick a Fed chair who would undermine his agenda?
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Will Trump pick a Fed chair who would undermine his agenda?

Author Michael Madowitz explains why President Donald Trump should reappoint Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair as opposed to a candidate who would undermine his populist trade agenda.

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  • Michael Madowitz

The list of potential Federal Reserve chairs keeps shrinking, but the choice is increasingly between the status quo and a pick who undercuts candidate Trump’s populist claims on trade.

It takes some mental gymnastics to argue the administration shouldn’t just do what every president since Ronald Reagan has done: reappoint the chair — Janet Yellen. But, given the Trump presidency to date, prediction markets can be forgiven for betting on mental gymnastics. So what do the gymnastics look like?

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Michael Madowitz

Economist