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Volume 20  Number 1  •  Summer 2015
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An Episodic History of Modern Fed Independence
By Peter J. Boettke
This article appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Despite many steps taken to ensure its independence, the Federal Reserve still succumbs to political pressures. This pessimistic conclusion is consistent with both empirical studies and an anecdotal analysis of the tenure of each modern Fed chairperson from William Martin to Ben Bernanke.

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Other Independent Review articles by Peter J. Boettke
    Fall 2017   A Legacy of Lies and Lost Souls
    Winter 2016   Pessimistically Optimistic about the Future
    Winter 2014   Fearing Freedom
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