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The issues before the committee may appear to be narrow technical issues of procedure and organization and in a sense they are. There is, as always, a broader set of issues that, once resolved, can guide the choice of procedures. Principal among these is the degree of independence that the Federal Reserve should be permitted. I address the broader issues first to present a set of principles that are helpful in resolving the narrower issues. Then, I offer some specific proposals.


Presented at U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation, and Insurance