Neel Kashkari, the new Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president and chief executive officer, won't take office until 2016, but he's been publicly expressing his views on the Fed and monetary policy for a while.
In tweets posted in the past two years, Kashkari made statements critical of the Fed — something that might indicate the direction in which he will lead the Minneapolis branch.
Here's what Kashkari had to say:
Kashkari, the unsuccessful GOP nominee for California governor in 2014, will be taking the reins from Narayana Kocherlakota, who held the Fed position since 2009 and announced last year he would not seek reappointment. In August, Kocherlakota had said he did not believe the central bank should raise interest rates this year.