If asked the question posed above, I could cite the thirteen reasons listed by the 794 economists who oppose Moore’s appointment to the Fed. These include the fact that:
[Moore’s] statements reveal a deep ignorance of economics and an inability to listen to credible experts. He repeats fake and misleading economic statistics, and pushes fallacies about the VAT and trade competitiveness.
Or, I could point out that Moore is nothing more than a Trump sycophant.
But oh, there’s so much more. Like:
- His unpaid federal tax lien;
- He’s a scumbag: He embarked on an adulterous affair via Matchbook and said to his children, in front of his wife, at their son’s graduation ceremony, “I have two women, and what’s really bad is when they fight over you.” ;
- He defaulted in his obligations under his divorce agreement with respect to the property settlement, spousal support obligations, and child support obligations to the tune of over $300,000;
- He’s defended the legacy and reputation of the Robert E. Lee, stating that “Robert E. Lee hated slavery. He abhorred slavery, but he fought for his section of the country.” He added that “the Civil War was about the South having its own rights,” and slavery “was a big part of it, but it wasn’t only that.”; and
- He has, shall we say, some problematic views on gender equality.
Is it possible that Trump could attempt to appoint anyone to the Fed who is less qualified? Oh, wait.