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Yellen Starts Work At Brookings Institution On Monday

A glitch in the monetary matrix? Fed watchers will recall that shortly after he departed the Fed to make way for Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke first joined the Brookings Institution in DC (before also joining PIMCO and Citadel as an advisor), where he became blogger emeritus. Show More Summary

QE - The Gift That Just Kept Giving - Is Now Taking...

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, I know the Federal Reserve doesn't effectively create money or directly monetize.  I know this because then Fed chief, Ben Bernanke, told us so (HERE).  But still, something has me wondering...Show More Summary

What you need to know about cryptocurrency in 2018

In 2013, then-Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke wrote a letter to Congress in which he said, “Virtual currencies may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.”...Show More Summary

The Depression Of The 1930s Was An Energy Crisis

Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Economists, including Ben Bernanke, give all kinds of reasons for the Great Depression of the 1930s. But what if the real reason for the Great Depression was an energy crisis? When...Show More Summary

Optimal Quantitative Easing

Optimal quantitative easing Richard Harrison Bank Underground, DECEMBER 2017         Ben Bernanke famously remarked that “the trouble with QE is that it works in practice but not in theory”.  And ahead of its adoption, many academics were sceptical that QE would have any effects at all. Show More Summary

Japan Just Killed the "Bitcoin Will Be Banned" Meme

One of the most durable claims of cryptocurrency skeptics is that "governments will ban bitcoin once it threatens their fiat currency or their control." Ben Bernanke recently gave voice to this claim as if it was received wisdom. Sorry,...Show More Summary

The Great Moderation Never Ended

In 2002, Stock and Watson pointed out that the growth real rate of real GDP between 1984 and 2001 was much lower than it had been between 1960 and 1983, a phenomena dubbed the great moderation. In 2004, Ben Bernanke credited better monetary...Show More Summary

What Goldbugs Have Been Waiting For: Goldman’s New Primer On Gold

The good news is that Goldman believes “precious metals remain a relevant asset class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield” and disagrees with Ben Bernanke and the naysayers “They are neither a historic accident or a relic. Show More Summary

Bernanke Backs 'Ripple' At Blockchain Conference: "The Tech Is Promising"

Two months ago we noted former Fed chief Ben Bernanke's apparent flip-flop since leaving office as he agreed to be the keynote speaker at a blockchain conference. Having warned in 2015 of "serious problems" with bitcoin due to its "instability" and "anonymity"... [Bitcoin]'s interesting from a technological point of view. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke Wouldn't Have to Worry if Trade Were More Balanced

Robert Samuelson used his column to relate concerns expressed by former Fed chair Ben Bernanke that the Fed would lack the ability to fuel a recovery when the United States next falls into a recession. Although Samuelson doesn't go into...Show More Summary

Stocks Spooked By News Trump Interviewed John Taylor For Fed Chair Job

Many years ago, when it was still unclear who would replace then outgoing Fed chair Ben Bernanke, Zero Hedge endorsed John Taylor for the role of Fed chair: a futile endorsement as it had no chance of ever coming true due to Taylor's...Show More Summary

Bernanke Proposes "Price-Level Targeting" Before Next Crisis, Admits There May Be A Problem

Having taken a four month hiatus from blogging, Citadel advisor and former Fed chair Ben Bernanke penned another article on his Brookings blog in which he discusses a familiar subject: that the Fed has run out of tools, a problematic...Show More Summary

Yellen Is So Much Better, And Still Nowhere Near Good

I wrote earlier today that I believe Ben Bernanke one of the smartest men around. Whatever you might think of the usefulness of his career work, it is quite clear it was accomplished with some great talent. He occasionally offered some good, novel insight. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke to Give Keynote Speech at Cryptocurrency Conference

By Michael Shedlock – Ben Bernanke will join Sir Tim Berners-Lee as keynote speakers at the “Swell” cryptocurrency conference October 16-18 in Toronto. I don’t have an opinion on where Bitcoin is headed in any particular timeframe.

"Subprime Is Contained" (& Other Evidence That "They Really Don't Know What They're Doing")

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Ben Bernanke, then Chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress in March 2007 that subprime was contained. He will rightfully be remembered in infamy for that, but that wasn’t the most egregious example of being wrong. Show More Summary

Subprime Is Contained (and other notable statements declaring They Really Don’t Know What They Are Doing)

Ben Bernanke, then Chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress in March 2007 that subprime was contained. He will rightfully be remembered in infamy for that, but that wasn’t the most egregious example of being wrong. The post Subprime...Show More Summary

Watch the full rant: Cramer's 'They know nothing!'

Ten years ago CNBC's Jim Cramer made his feelings clear when he sounded off on then Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Missing Money Inverts

There was a funny sort of Congressional exchange all the way back in November 2005 that in a weird way defines our world today. At the nomination proceedings on whether to confirm Ben Bernanke as Alan Greenspan’s successor, Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky wanted the prospective Fed Chairman to first answer for M3. Show More Summary

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