Powell Says Fed Must Accept Higher Recession Risk to Combat Inflation

by | Jun 29, 2022 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he was more concerned about the risk of failing to stamp out high inflation than he was about the possibility of raising interest rates too high and pushing the economy into a recession.“Is there a risk we would go too far? Certainly there’s a risk,” Mr. Powell said Wednesday. “The bigger mistake to make—let’s put it that way—would be to fail to restore price stability.”

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