Transcripts of the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve from 2002–2008.

I agree. I can’t imagine putting a position out in public. I’m concerned that I do get questions: “This has been in the minutes. What do you think?” I feel a little uncomfortable just saying, “I’m not going to talk to you about that.” I feel more comfortable saying, “That’s a tough issue. We’ve gone back and forth. We need to think it through. There are strong views.” I mean to talk about it a bit without putting a big position out there. I just don’t want to say to them, “I’m not talking about this.” It sounds incomplete or half-baked.

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