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Janet Yellen's Interest Rate Balancing Act

Dutch cartoonist Bas van der Schot depicts Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's precarious position.

  • Bas van der Schot

Bas van der Schot is a political cartoonist and illustrator based in Amsterdam. His work, which invites viewers to consider critically the political and economic stories of the day, appears regularly in the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. In this cartoon, he depicts Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s precarious position as she decides the fate of U.S. interest rates — which, presumably, can feel like deciding the fate of the financial world. Schot’s pieces are drawn with pen, brush and ink and colored digitally.

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