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Want to learn about the Federal Reserve? Have no fear! In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve describes the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System in an easy-to-understand interactive format.

Topics include:

  • Why Do We Need a Federal Reserve?
  • Board of Governors
  • Federal Reserve Banks
  • Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)
  • What Does the Federal Reserve Do?
  • Independence and Accountability

The Federal Reserve System is an important - but complicated institution. Make sense of the Fed in a format that is explained In Plain English.

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