Econometer: Should the Federal Reserve lower interest rates?

Question:Should the Federal Reserve lower interest rates, as the president recommends?

Bob Rauch, R.A. Rauch & Associates

YES: While the current pause will give the U.S. central bank time to assess economic development, keeping a strong economy is critical. I would be opposed to future increases unless the economy truly heats up as global GDP growth is soft. I was the only one on this panel to suggest an end to rate increases when asked late last year and I might be the only one to suggest we cut rates this time.

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