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Washington Post Doubles Down in Support of TARP Wall Street Bailout

The Washington Post is unhappy that support of the TARP appears to be a liability on the campaign trail. After all, it tells readers: “Then-Federal Reserve Chair Ben S. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson declared it indispensable to prevent another Great Depression.” Yep, that would be Henry M. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke: Buy One Suit, Get Three Free

Ben Bernanke is no longer the Fed's chairman, but this article is even more relevant today then it was when I wrote it in August 2013. Ben Bernanke: Buy One Suit, Get Three Free By Vitaliy Katsenelson, CFA Linear thinking is dangerous. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke: "China Is Contained"; Ray Dalio Agrees

On Wednesday, Ray Dalio joined CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Becky Quick for the Davos edition of Squawk Box which is inexplicably being filmed outdoors next to some snow-laden conifers despite the fact that it’s 19 degrees in Switzerland. Show More Summary

Bernanke: Don't Worry, China's $28 Trillion Debt is an "Internal Problem"

$28 Trillion "Internal Problem"The blue ribbon award for ridiculous comment of the day goes to Ben Bernanke who dismissed China's $28 trillion debt pile as an "internal problem" only. This revelation came from the Asian Financial Forum held in Hong Kong where Bernanke Downplayed China Impact on World Economy. Show More Summary

Econ 1: Introduction to Economics: Spring 2016: U.C. Berkeley: Required

Required: Robert Frank, Ben Bernanke, Kate Antonovics, and Ori Heffetz: Principles of Economics (New York: McGraw-Hill: 9781259897580) be sure to order and buy ISBN 9781259897580 from the Berkeley bookstore Partha Dasgupta (2007):...Show More Summary

The Archives: January 1-4, 2016

This is the single must-must-read from the archives: [John Taylor vs. John Aziz, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Paul Krugman, Me, and a Cast of Thousands Weblogging](http://www.bradford-delong.com/2014/01/trying-to-be-the-honest-broker-for-the-week-of-december-29-2013-john-vs-john-on-the-savings-glut-question-john-taylor-v.html). Show More Summary

Bernanke’s courage holds lessons for policymakers

Ben Bernanke’s book offers a fascinating, driver’s seat view of the crisis that nearly brought the global economy to its knees.

The Fed's Academic-Based Theories Are Creating a BRUTAL Economic Reality

One of the most frustrating aspects of today’s financial system is the fact that the Fed is being lead by lifelong academics with no real world banking or business experience. Consider the cases of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen. Neither of these individuals has ever created a job based on generating sales of any kind. Show More Summary

Does Bernanke deserve the Bagehot Badge of Honor?, by Amy Willis

How much credit (or blame) should the Fed receive for its response to the 2008 financial crisis? What about former Fed chief Ben Bernanke? This week, EconTalk host Russ Roberts sat down with George Selgin of Cato's Center for Monetary...Show More Summary

Interest On Reserves, Part I

In my last post regarding Ben Bernanke’s memoir, I took Bernanke’s Fed to task for electing to sterilize its pre-AIG emergency lending, thereby making sure that, while it was rescuing a small number of troubled firms, it was also reducing the liquid reserves available to others. Show More Summary

Welcome to bizarro world, where Republicans are giving fuel to the economy while the Fed pulls back

A month before he finished his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke gave a reflective speech at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. He used it to beat up on Congress. This was expected; Bernanke spent much of his second term as Fed chair lamenting the failures of fiscal policy, […]

The global element to the Fed’s rate moves

WATCH: Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke discusses interest rates ahead of tonight’s FOMC meeting.

There’s no magic interest rate

WATCH: Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the case for a rate cut ahead of tonight’s FOMC meeting.

The Federal Reserve Wouldn't Be Crazy To Delay A Rate Hike Into 2016

Ben Bernanke waited for certainty before making changes to monetary policy. Under Bernanke, the Fed took far longer than expected to taper its third round of bond buying. Yellen and members of the FOMC, although they would surely send markets scrambling, might not be entirely crazy to ask for more time before raising rates.

George Selgin on Monetary Policy and the Great Recession

Did Ben Bernanke and the Fed save the U.S. economy from disaster in 2008 or did the Fed make things worse? Why did the Fed reward banks that kept reserves rather than releasing funds into the economy? George Selgin of the Cato Institute tries to answer these questions and more in this conversation with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. 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

How to Break the Wall Street to Washington Merry-Go-Round

The latest tour de porte came on Dec. 7, when the bond fund giant Pimco announced not one but three salient appointments of former leading government figures -- former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, ex-European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, and Gordon Brown, former U.K. Show More Summary

These Charts Show The Truth About Bernanke’s Abject Failure

In November 2010, Ben Bernanke wrote the following words in the Washington Post in seeking to justify his decision to renew Quantitative Easing. He started by giving credit to the first round of QE for spurring the initial recovery.Show More Summary

?PIMCO picks Ben Bernanke to lead its board

In addition to the former Fed chair, the bond fund giant has named ex-ECB head Jean-Claude Trichet as a board member

Pimco has chosen the wrong celebrity advisers

The $1.5 trln asset manager’s new advisory board includes former UK premier Gordon Brown and ex-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke. Their past errors are worth learning from. But people who spotted trouble coming, such as Raghuram Rajan, India’s central bank chief, would serve Pimco better.

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