"The US [Fed] is one unloved central bank. ... But anger toward the Fed is running so hot that the organization will probably have to take some kind of hit to appease the public and lawmakers. The question is where it's most willing to concede ground. ... For the Fed, what makes this period so dangerous is that the central bank has become a lightning rod for the severe recession and the huge bonuses going to Wall Street bankers who helped cause the mess", my emphasis, Peter Coy at Businessweek, 14 December 2009.
Cooper and I live in alternative universes. The Fed has no credibility. Only China, Japan and a few other countries hold up the dollar. If they stop, it will crater. This article was titled "The Danger in Tying the Fed's Hands". I see no danger in that. I think its hands should be cut off, like certain Islamic countries do to thieves.