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坎布里奇—特朗普的总统生涯几乎完全置常规制度规范于不顾,如何解释他绝对合理的美联储理事会任命?最新提名人、哥伦比亚大学教授理查德·克拉里达(Richard Clarida)和堪萨斯州银行委员米歇尔·鲍曼(Michelle Bowman)延续了选择理性技术官僚的模式,而这个模式选出的第一任便是现任美联储主席杰罗姆·鲍威尔(Jerome Powell)。

如果特朗普是一位正常的总统,那么任命能够确保有效决策、拥有高度评价的个人实乃应有之义。但特朗普常常选择几乎毫无政府经验的官员,给他们的任务也往往是给所在部门制造尽可能大的破坏。但对于美联储,这位《交易的艺术》(The Art of the Deal)作者提名的副主席是一位学者(克拉里达),他最著名的论文题为《货币政策的科学》(The Science of Monetary Policy)。


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