Comment: Jimmy Carter Also Appointed Paul Volcker

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Jimmy Carter Also Appointed Paul Volcker

The one head of the Central Bank who actually raised interest rates high enough to break price inflation. I'm hardly a presidential historian bu I do find it interesting to look back in time and see if the beliefs that are commonly held about presidents hold up. Apparently Nixon was seen as a guy who was super-paranoid. In retrospect, he apparently had the CIA watching his every move and so he was probably right to be paranoid. And apparently Nixon was trying to break away from the Prescott Bush/big business control of his presidency. Then Watergate happened (not coincidentally).

The above is not to say that either Carter or Nixon were good guys (at this point I don't feel like I'm knowledgeable enough to know). Just that time can re-write history.