Kashkari chooses between ‘faith and data’

Neel Kashkari
Neel Kashkari

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has said he was torn between “faith and data” during the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) latest monetary policy decision. 

In an essay published online, Neel Kashkari stressed the US economy was currently sending “mixed signals” to policymakers: a tight labour market and weakening inflation. 

“When I’m torn between faith and data, I look at decisions from a risk management perspective,” Kashkari said. 

The Fed president warned

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