Suppose you have been elected to Congress. One day, one of your colleagues makes the following statement:
The Fed chair is the most powerful economic policy maker in the United States. We should not turn over the keys to the economy to someone who was not elected and therefore has no accountability. Congress should impose an explicit Taylor rule on the Fed. Congress should choose not only the target inflation rate but the relative weight on the inflation and unemployment targets. Why should the preferences of an individual substitute for the will of the people, as expressed through the democratic and legislative processes?
Do you agree with your colleague? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of imposing an explicit Taylor rule on the Fed.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.