Parlando se gli Stati Uniti. è “diretto verso una mega recessione,” la conduttrice Kara Swisher ha notato che Sorkin “ha recentemente intervistato Janet Yellen, chi tipo se l'è perso,” e “Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says it’s a possibility, but not likely,” then asked how he thought the two were “handling things.”
“Bene, diciamo la verità. They’ve gotten it wrong. They’ve gotten it wrong,” Sorkin responded. “Lo hanno said they’ve gotten it wrong. I think why they got it wrong is probably more interesting,” Lui continuò.
“Sai, if you’re Janet Yellen, she’s in a political job, and they wanted to run that economy a little hot. They said that. They felt they needed that. And that was a mistake,” Sorkin said.
“Jay Powell, I’m not sure wanted to run the economy hot per se, but there was a period of time where he had an opportunity to try to put the brakes on. E non l'ha fatto, in part because he was up to be reappointed [by the president],” Lui continuò.
Sorkin alluded to President Biden’s nomination of Powell for a second term. Had Biden been displeased with Powell’s monetary policies, he could have nominated somebody else.
“And had he put the brakes on prior to that, which is when, credo, he would have wanted to, it’s unclear whether he’d still have the job,” Egli ha detto. “So all of these things to me are a little political,” Lui continuò.
Sorkin also expressed fascination at Yellen’s expressed certainty that there will not be a recession.