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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Nov 27, 2017

Caroline Baum is an economics columnist at MarketWatch and formerly was a writer for Bloomberg and Dow Jones. Today, she joins the show to discuss how she became a financial journalist as a non-economics major as well as her recent columns on monetary policy and what Treasury bond yields are predicting about the future. She also shares her thoughts on why the debt ceiling should be abolished. Finally, Caroline and David discuss Jerome Powell and Fed leadership in the age of Trump. David’s blog: Macro Musings podcast site: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Caroline Baum’s MarketWatch archive: Caroline Baum’s Twitter: @cabaum1 Related links: “Bonds are from Venus; Stocks are from Mars” by Caroline Baum “It’s Time to Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling” by Caroline Baum “Fed Flunks Econ 101: Understanding Inflation” by Caroline Baum “The Federal Reserve is Peddling ‘Tinkering Economics’ " by Caroline Baum