John Taylor on the Fed’s “industrial policy”

"What you are looking at now is really being determined by other
considerations. How much should we buy of mortgage-backed securities?
How much should we loan to foreign central banks? This is really more
like an industrial policy," he said…

"If you have a situation where the Fed is borrowing to invest in all
these sectors it seems to me you have a huge governance issue…that
demands a lot of thought," Taylor said.

Taylor said the U.S. Congress has a legitimate right to demand a say
in who the Fed lends money to. The outcome would be "radical reform"
that would risk monetary policy independence, he said.   

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