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Like it or not, the U.S. Federal Reserve needs to think globally. Americans should heed the call of Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister and a distinguished economist, for an orderly and internationally coordinated reversal of stimulative monetary policy in rich countries. The Fed has only a domestic mandate, as one of its governors pointed out recently, but the world is too globalised for monetary nationalism.