Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Dec. 2, 2020. In an interview with NPR on Thursday, Powell compared the central bank’s response to the pandemic to the rescue of British and allied forces in Dunkirk.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM LO SCALZO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)