Peter Klein on How Not to Reform the Fed–Mises Weekends

Peter G. KleinJeff Deist
Arguments for a “rules based” Fed are gaining momentum on both the political Left and Right — and even among some libertarians. Would the adoption of ideas like NGDP targeting and the “Taylor Rule” really make the Fed less dangerous? Would they be an improvement on the Fed’s current discretionary approach? Can monetary “rules” really contain booms and busts, or would Yellen and company simply break them at the first sign of the next crash? Professor Peter Klein joins Jeff for a discussion.