Leading the week
Federal Reserve Meeting
On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will head to Jackson Hole for the annual symposium, but it is unlikely any major policy decisions will be made.
“I’m not particularly confident there’s going to be some big hint about the direction of policy. We’ve already had a lot of chatter about this. He doesn’t seem to like to signal too much in advance,” Tim Duy, an economics professor at the University of Oregon, told Reuters.
ChinaForbes contributor Gordon Chang is sounding the alarm bells concerning Chinese manufacturing, saying that “signs for the remainder of the year are, unfortunately, uniformly bad.”
For voters in search of ways to reform government, the answers may be found in the states and not on the Federal level, says .