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    Why are economists against the notion of Congress having more power over the Federal Reserve?

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    Problem: Why are economists against the notion of Congress having more power over the Federal Reserve?

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    Congress doesn't have control over the Fed. The Fed is actually a private organization and they control the money supply on several factors, none of which are directly controlled by Congress. When the Fed was first established, it purposely was not put under the direct control of government (including Congress) for a good reason, which is the reason why this is a bad idea. Within the different branches of government, we have what's called a system of checks and balances. This prevents any single branch of ...

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