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当然,周所周知,央行行长在选举前总是会助现任一臂之力,允许通货膨胀略微提高,保持就业繁荣。在1972年尼克松总统连任选战期间,他严厉训诫美联储主席亚瑟·伯恩斯(Arthur Burns)要向经济中注资助其击败民主党挑战者乔治·麦戈文(George McGovern)。尼克松最后大获全胜,但伯恩斯的政策导致了20世纪70年代的世界性通胀,也让战后固定汇率体系走向崩溃。长期影响是灾难性的。

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