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"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

Sorry, I don't get the joke

(July 16, 2017 12:40 PM, by Scott Sumner) In January 2008, the US economy had fallen into recession and Ben Bernanke was already supportive of fiscal stimulus: Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, has told lawmakers that he can support tax cuts or spending measures to... (0 COMMENTS)

Fervent free-market ideology fuels Jeb Hensarling, the man who would slay Dodd-Frank reforms

With the financial system imploding in 2008, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implored Congress to authorize $700 billion to bail out the banks or risk a total meltdown. Rep. Jeb Hensarling would have none of it. His actions then represented a key milepost...

How To Stick It To Your Banker, The Fed, & The Whole Doggone Fiat Money System

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon via Acting-Man.com, Bernanke Redux Somehow, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke found time from his busy hedge fund advisory duties last week to tell his ex-employer how to do its job. Namely, he recommended to his former cohorts at the Fed how much they should reduce the Fed’s balance sheet by. Show More Summary

Bernanke says Trump tax cut a bad idea

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested Sunday an income tax cut to get the economy moving is unnecessary, and the country would be better off with infrastructure spending and tax reform. “I think that it is important, as I mentioned, even though the recovery is proceeding, the...

Stanley Fischer defends the revolving door between Wall Street and the Fed —without mentioning he's part of it

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer’s academic and policy credentials are hard to match. During his days at MIT’s economics department, he was a teacher of teacher, lecturing to Ben Bernanke, the ex-Fed chairman, and Mario Draghi,...Show More Summary

This REIT Pays Out A Sustainable 10.3 Percent Yield

In May 2013, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted to Congress that the Fed would consider tapering its $70 billion monthly bond-buying program. The markets reacted swiftly and

What you need to know on Wall Street right now

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. He's young, he's Republican, and he was seen a key steward of the Federal Reserve's financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke's right-handShow More Summary

Here’s one name Donald Trump will hear when he looks to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair

He’s young, he’s Republican and he was seen a key steward of the Federal Reserve’s financial crisis, Chairman Ben Bernanke’s right-hand man. It’s only natural that the name of Kevin Warsh, ex-Fed governor and now a fellow at the Hoover...Show More Summary

Bank Of England Confirms: Debt Issuance Levels Tripled Since Quantitative Easing

‘The problem with Quantitative Easing is that it works in practice but it doesn’t work in theory’, dixit Ben Bernanke, previous chairman of the Federal Reserve. And he isn’t wrong because these special ‘tricks’ generally don't have the desired effect without creating negative consequences. Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Federal Reserve

Under former chairman Ben Bernanke and current chairwoman Janet Yellen, the Fed has attracted controversy by pegging the short-term interest rate it controls to nearly zero for seven years. After one increase in December, it is still...Show More Summary

Everyone on Wall Street is talking about the same 2 words

Wall Street is talking a second "taper tantrum." In 2013, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would taper, or gradually reduce, its bond-buying program that pumped money into the financial system. Investors...Show More Summary

My Kuroda! Tokyo Welcomes Treasury Investors to ‘World of Japanification’

You can see former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Washington Nationals baseball games. He sits behind the Nationals dugout on the first baseline and wears an ill-fitting Nats cap and jaunty shorts. The post My Kuroda! Tokyo Welcomes Treasury Investors to ‘World of Japanification’ was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Why Going Negative is No Big Deal to Ben Bernanke

Japan and the ECB have pushed interest rates into negative territory to force feed weak economies. The former Federal Reserve Chairman says the U.S. may have to as well.

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, […]

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

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

The Exchange: Why Ben Bernanke, appointed by Bush, is no longer a Republican

Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman, is unapologetic about the central bank’s response to the great financial crisis.

Ben Bernanke Doesn’t Have Time For Rand Paul’s Kid’s Table Musings On The Fed

The former chairman of the Federal Reserve would not object to the Senator from Kentucky sitting down and shutting up.

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