WHY DIDN’T YOU REPLY TO MY EMAIL, LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!!!!!!!

Olivia Fitzpatrick

This is a direct response to a 2018 article in the Financial Times in which it’s writer criticises the Bank of England’s analysis of its use of quantitative easing. In July of 2018 Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, declares the banks monetary policy following the financial crash of 2008 has had no effect on social inequality, declaring ‘inequality hasn’t risen – nor, according to the most detailed analysis available, did easier monetary policy have any net impact on it.’ The article asks how can the Bank of Englands assessments themselves can be assessed. Concluding it’s analysis of QE has ‘been very positive. What would happen if – in an environment in which the question of central bank independence is increasingly raised – the Bank of England were to publish a brutal attack on its own policy? It might be that there’s nothing to attack. But it’s hard to be sure. Perhaps it should hire someone else to look into it. Someone independent.”

 

I decided to nominate myself to undertake this task, asking it’s writer how I should commence such a pursuit. I was met with no reply. Through prop and script, I use the poetics of performance to begin to fictionalise the answer and declare myself an institution of absolute independence.

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