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10 Questions With Ben Bernanke

The former Federal Reserve chair on the U.S. recovery, killing bad banks and his new book about the 2008 meltdown, The Courage to Act

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

Fed Establishment Lashes Back

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is out with his memoir on the 2008 financial crisis. Called Courage to Act, it is a lengthy defense of the Fed’s unprecedented intervention in the economy, an intervention that continues to this day in the form of zero  interest rates. 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: I don't see any bubbles right now, but don't take my word for it (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT)

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke doesn't see any bubbles forming in global markets right right now. But he doesn't think you should take his word for it. And even if you did, that isn't the right question to ask anyway. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal event on Wednesday morning, Bernanke said, "I don't see any obvious major mispricings. Show More Summary

Ask Courageous Ben Bernanke Anything, Courtesy Of The WSJ

As Ben Bernanke's grand revisionist book tour continues, this morning he speaks to his favorite former mouthpiece, the WSJ Jon Hilsenrath as part of the WSJ in turn promoting its own version of Medley Global, WSJ Pro. The Bernanke webcast...Show More Summary

Of Course Ben Bernanke Could Have Saved Lehman

Ben Bernanke just released his memoir which includes his account of the events around the financial crisis. According to Andrew Ross Sorkin, Bernanke claims the decision to not save Lehman in the fall of 2008 was not really a decision. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke: Superman or Fool?

Ben Bernanke would like you to believe he is superman.In the grandest self-serving article in history, Ben Bernanke wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal How the Fed Saved the Economy. Not once did Bernanke comment on who created the crisis. Show More Summary

A "Heroic" Ben Bernanke Blames Congress For Poor Economic Recovery

Make no mistake, Ben Bernanke is a “courageous” guy. When the world was on the verge of collapse in 2008 thanks in no small part to the post dot-com bubble policies of his predecessor, the former Fed chair wants you to know that he did...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Now He Tells Us…

How convenient for him to say this after the statute of limitations on many applicable laws has now passed… — David Sirota (@davidsirota) October 4, 2015 From the USA Today, “Ben Bernanke: More execs should have...Show More Summary

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

Why Ben Bernanke Still Believes in Wall Street

The former Fed Chair thinks America's recovery hasn't been so bad—all things considered

Bernanke: Jail the Banksters

President Obama should have thrown the banksters in jail. That’s more or less what former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in an interview this weekend with USA Today.

Ben Bernanke’s memoir The Courage to Act

1. When it comes to South Carolina, he is a cornball, but a likable one. 2. He played Strato-O-Matic baseball as a kid.  No mention of Jim Bunning in that context. 3. After two years at Harvard, he had taken only Econ 101.  Later Dale Jorgensen became his mentor. 4. He is a fan of […]

Ben Bernanke Should Be in Jail Alongside the Wall Street Execs He Just Accused

"Illegal acts ultimately are done by individuals, not by legal fictions," he added in an interview published by USA Today on Sunday. The post Ben Bernanke Should Be in Jail Alongside the Wall Street Execs He Just Accused appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Show More Summary

DealBook: In Ben Bernanke’s Memoir, a Candid Look at Lehman Brothers’ Collapse

The former Federal Reserve chairman says he may have purposely misled the public about one of the most crucial moments in recent financial history.

Did Ben Bernanke really want to put bankers in jail? His book says no.

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In an interview published in connection with Monday's release of his memoirs, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke casts his vote--retrospectively--for the prosecution of bankers and executives responsible for the recent financial meltdown. Although this wasn't within the Fed's jurisdiction,...

Bernanke: Wall Street execs should have gone to jail for crisis

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession. Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms...

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