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Alan Greenspan: "We're Running To A State Of Disaster"

Back in March, the former Fed chairman said that we're in trouble because "productivity is dead in the water, and real capital investment is way below average because business people are very uncertain about the future." Greenspan went...Show More Summary

These Two Stocks Are The Cornerstone For Any Tech Portfolio

When I started in the investment biz twenty years ago, the Tech Bubble was building engine pressure. When then Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan referred to the mania as "irrational exuberance",

Gold And Negative Interest Rates

Submitted by Dan Popescu via Acting-Man.com, The Inflation Illusion We hear more and more talk about the possibility of imposing negative interest rates in the US. In a recent article former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke asks what toolsShow More Summary

Ron Paul Asks "What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?"

As we reported yesterday, following the meeting held between Obama and Yellen last Monday, one reader tried to get some additional information on what was exchanged between the two most important people in the world beyond the cursory...Show More Summary

What US Fed Chairman Yellen Told Obama During Secret Meeting

Last week, US President Barack Obama, US Vice President Joe Biden and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen held a secret meeting at the White House, during which they discussed the US and global economy, an official statement released by the White House said.

Why Aren't Presidential Candidates Discussing Who They Would Pick For Fed Chairman?

Submitted by California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto Electing the next head of the Federal Reserve The large and eclectic field of presidential contenders is in full-out campaign-promise mode, as voters demand positions on everything from ISIS to ethanol. Show More Summary

Exotic currencies are diving ahead of the Fed's expected rate hike

Emerging market currencies are sliding on Wednesday, ahead of the US Federal Reserve's December meeting, when it is widely expected to announce a hike in interest rates. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen will likely announce that the Federal...Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade

Season 5, Episode 8 On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio, two interviews: first, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, who was handed the keys to the global economy just as it started heading off a cliff. And then Anne-Marie Slaughter,...Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke to PIMCO

Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is joining a new advisory board at PIMCO. According to a press release on Monday, the new Global Advisory Board will also be made up of Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, and Jean-Claude Trichet,...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Explains the Great Recession

Jim Pethokoukis draws my attention to Ted Cruz's theory of why the Great Recession was so great. Here is Joseph Lawler describing Cruz's questioning of Fed chairman Janet Yellen yesterday: Cruz began a round of questioning by stating that, in the summer of 2008, “the Federal Reserve told markets that it was shifting to a tighter monetary policy. Show More Summary

Recent Serious Unemployment as Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Sees Full Employment 'In Sight'

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's editorial in The Wall Street Journal on October 5, 2015 had headlines: "How the Fed Saved the Economy" and "Full employment without inflation is in sight. The central bank did its job".Show More Summary

Bernanke warns on emerging risks

Former Fed chairman sees potential emerging market risks as US prepares to increase rates.

Ben Bernanke Cautions on Emerging Markets

In a talk in London, the former Fed chairman also expressed concern over the monetary firepower of central banks.

Chancellor: Bernanke’s courage hides bigger error

The Fed chairman did what was necessary to hold the financial system together after the 2008 Lehman bust. Yet his memoirs reveal that he still doesn’t understand the dangers posed by low interest rates, or the difficulties of escaping from his extraordinary monetary remedies.

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Skirts Questions About That Time Bernie Sanders Kicked His A

The former Fed chairman is out promoting his new memoir. Appearing in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted with comments in his new book comparing Democratic presidential nominee...Show More Summary

Book-hawking Bernanke thinks everyone forgot about that time Bernie Sanders kicked his a

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Appearing in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted with comments in his new book comparing Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders to a conspiracy theorist for believing that the world is at the mercy of “a vast conspiracy...

Quote of the Day: "The Republican Party Left Me"

From former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, in his new memoir, The Courage To Act: [I] lost patience with Republicans’ susceptibility to the know-nothing-ism of the far right. I didn’t leave the Republican Party. I felt that the party left me. This is, of course, a deliberate echo of Ronald Reagan's famous line about the Democratic Party leaving him. Show More Summary

Bush's Fed chairman gives up on the GOP

"I didn’t leave the Republican Party," Ben Bernanke wrote. "I felt that the party left me."

Bernanke says ‘not obvious' economy can handle interest rates at 1%

``Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that he was not sure the economy could handle four quarter-point rate hikes... That argument assumes the Fed can raise rates 100 basis points and it wouldn't hurt anything, Bernanke said. Show More Summary

Wall St execs 'should have been jailed'

Former Fed chairman says some execs should have gone to jail for their roles in the GFC.

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