Fed Up: Judge Strikes Down Federal Reserve on Swipe Fees

The Fed holds all the cards when it sets a policy.  Nobody bothered telling that to a federal judge, who last week struck down a Fed regulation on debit card swipe fees.

The Fed holds all the cards when it sets policy. Nobody bothered telling that to a federal judge, who last week struck down a Fed regulation on debit card swipe fees.

When it comes to bailouts, monetary policy, and banking regulation, the Federal Reserve has the last word. No one – not the President, not Congress, not anyone – stops the Fed from doing what it has determined to do. Until last week. Continue reading