The Fed speaks with many voices -- most of them egos with microphones

A few of the regional voices, though, are extraordinary

I have many friends who hang on every word from rich guys on Wall Street: mutual and hedge fund managers, securities firm economists and pooh-bahs, and just plain rich guys who got rich by playing on the Street. But these sources are either salespeople or winners who have little to say about the role of good fortune in their fortunes.