Thorsten Polleit über US-Zinsen
„Trump is Right – The Fed is a Big Problem“
Thorsten Polleit ist Honorarprofessor für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Bayreuth und Chefökonom von Degussa Goldhandel Foto: Degussa Goldhandel
Fed chairman Jerome H. Powell is threatening US economic growth by further raising interest rates says US President Donald J. Trump.
President Donald J. Trump has taken on the Federal Reserve (Fed), saying that Fed chairman Jerome H. Powell is threatening US economic growth by further raising interest rates. Mainstream economists, the financial press and even some politicians react with indignation: the president’s comments undermine the Fed’s political independence, potentially endangering the confidence in the US dollar. Such a public reaction is, at first glance, understandable – as mainstream economists have declared the political independence of the central bank a "golden calf" issue.
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