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What is Powell thinking in 5 words

Source: Interview with Jay Powell

Ryssdal: I need you to roll with me on this last one. We’ve got a little game we play on the show. It’s called “What is Jay Powell thinking in five words or less?” And I ask our Friday afternoon panelists when we have a big monetary policy topic come up, I say, “OK, what is Jay Powell thinking in five words or less?” And I would not be able to forgive myself if, sitting across from Jay Powell, I don’t ask Jay Powell what Jay Powell is thinking in five words or less. I should tell you I did this with Obama and he blew it. He went on for like a minute. So, no pressure.

Powell: Five words or less. I’m gonna go with what I really am thinking is, “get inflation back under control.”

Ryssdal: Oh, man. Boom.

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