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Review: What the Great Depression taught the Fed

Ben Bernanke is an expert on the famous crash. But Barry Eichengreen argues in his new book that the Fed boss during the 2008 crunch hadn't learnt the lessons of the boom preceding the bust. Bernanke's knowledge helped with crisis management, but it is too early to say how much. 

The Real Minimum Wage: Zero

By Avik Roy, Forbes The Obama economy has been great for some people. Thanks to Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, owners of equities and real estate have done very well since 2009.

quickpoint: Strategy and Leadership

When confronted by “unusual uncertainty” as Ben Bernanke put it, leaders need to be able to think and act adaptively. It’s jazz—strategic improvisation. Professor David Teece of University of California Berkeley Hass School of Business...Show More Summary

PIMCO: Here's What Ben Bernanke Told Us About 2015

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke with PIMCO's finance pros about what 2015 might look like. "One key question on our minds for 2015 is whether the decline in oil prices today, which will lead to negative headline inflation...Show More Summary

Deflation Is Winning (And Central Banks Are Running Scared)

Submitted by Brian Petti via Peak Prosperity, Remember in the early part of the last decade, long before he was appointed the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke penned an article that caught widespread public attention entitled,...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel Tells Us How the Fed Got So Damned Big

2 months agoNews : Reason

Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman hat central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history. But the two parted ways on the reason why. Show More Summary

"Gold Is A 6,000 Year Old Bubble" - Citi's Dutch Strategist Throws Up All Over Gold, Days After Dutch Gold Repatriation

Citigroup may have been unable to prevent the Netherlands from repatriating some 122 tons of "a fiat commodity currency with insignificant intrinsic value", or in the words of Ben Bernanke, "tradition", but it sure won't stop that erudite...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel: How the Fed Got Huge

2 months agoNews : Reason

Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman that central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history. But the two parted ways on the reason why. Show More Summary

BERNANKE: People In Washington Need To Drink More

Ben Bernanke was Chairman of the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis. He remained at the helm as the Fed led the economy out of the crisis using unprecedented amounts of easy monetary stimulus. For years, he and the Fed were the target of intense criticism from legislators. Show More Summary

The Massive Market Headwind That Nobody Is Talking About

Is it fair to give Ben Bernanke (and his predecessor Janet Yellen) much of the credit for the current bull market? After all, many have come to believe that ultra-low interest rates, coupled with

Afternoon Must-Read: Ben Bernanke: "Very Difficult" for ECB to Do QE

Jeff Cox: [Ben Bernanke: "Very Difficult" for ECB to Do QE]( "'The barriers to doing it... >...are not really economic. The legal and political barriers being thrown up are going to make it very difficult...Show More Summary

Bernanke Warns It Will Be "Very Difficult" For The ECB To Do QE

Speaking at Schwab's IMPACT conference in Denver this evening, Ben Bernanke may not have earned his $250,000 but did unleash some uncomfortable truthiness - not unlike his predecessor's comments last week. As CNBC reports, the ex-central...Show More Summary

Will a GOP-Led Congress Finally Audit the Fed?

3 months agoNews : Reason

While former-Rep. Ron Paul's showdowns with Ben Bernanke recede into yesteryear, his calls o "Audit the Fed" may once again reverberate through the halls of Congress. Republicans are  increasingly likely  to take back the Senate today,...Show More Summary

A qualified defence of Ben Bernanke

You might have thought that the debilitating arm-wrestle over the US debt ceiling was about as dismal as politics could get, but Texas Governor (and Republican presidential hopeful) Rick Perry demonstrates that it is possible to explore...Show More Summary

US needs a path out of here

Those who were expecting a powerful policy initiative from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Jackson Hole Conference on Friday were bound to be disappointed. Monetary policy has done just about all it can do. There is always room for fine–tuning, but the gaping policy shortfall is in fiscal policy, not monetary policy. It's clear what should be done. Show More Summary

Grand Central: Fed Critics Have Been Wrong About QE’s Most Ill Effects

Sign up for the newsletter: HILSENRATH’S TAKE In an open letter to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2010, a group of prominent academics and hedge fund managers urged the central bank to stop its bond purchases known as quantitative easing, warning it risked “currency debasement and inflation.” 

Quantitative Easing Is Like "Treating Cancer With Aspirin"

Submitted by Tim Price via Sovereign Man blog, Shortly before leaving the Fed this year, Ben Bernanke rather pompously declared that Quantitative Easing “works in practice, but it doesn’t work in theory.” There is, of course, no counter-factual. Show More Summary

The Age of QE

(Scott Johnson) We are approaching the end of year six of the regime of Quantitative Easing (QE) engineered by the Federal Reserve under Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke and now Janet Yellen. In place of responsible economic policy to revive...Show More Summary

How (Some) Economists Are Like Doomsday Cult Members

Four years ago, twenty-three economists (mostly conservative) signed a letter to Ben Bernanke warning that the Fed’s quantitative easing policy – adding billions of dollars to the economy – would be disastrous. It would “debase the currency,” create high inflation, distort financial markets, and do nothing to reduce unemployment. Four years later, it’s clear that […]

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