New year, new episode of KK&F. We’re rolling up our sleeves and diving into the hidden history of the Fed with Christopher Leonard, business journalist and author of the forthcoming book Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy. Christopher is no stranger to probing historical reviews of America’s wealthiest institutions. He also authored Kochland, a look at the power that Koch Industry wields in society, both below and above our radar. Now, we’ll be talking with him about his most recent work and getting the full story of how the Fed shaped the past ten tumultuous years in the U.S. economy.
Lords of Easy Money takes a look at the past and at the future. Understanding the monetary policy pursued by the Federal Reserve is an integral part of understanding where we’re at today — why we face economic instability, why economic inequality has reached a dramatic high. Christopher highlights policies like quantitative easing to tell the story of how the economic elite have led our country into this position of financial precarity. But this vantage point also allows us to think about how financial policy can be reshaped, and we’re glad to have Christopher with us to make sense of where we go from here.
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