Once again I find myself reluctantly in agreement with Rand Paul, though I by no means self identify as a Libertarian. More extensive audits of the Fed will force the Fed to operate in a more publicly accountable way, and will provide lawmakers with more regular and publicly visible opportunities to intensely scrutinize the operations of the United States largest and most fiscally significant regulatory body. In addition, this will be an ongoing source for conversation and potential education regarding the nature of our economic and financial systems within the public at large. A lot of potential good could come from this - the potential is greater than the risk by far - as the public will have increasing opportunities to see the 'wizard behind the curtains'. And the questions and consequent targeted political activism can be even more effective in addressing the inefficacies of our extremely flawed politico-financial institutions.