Tag Archives: Ben Bernanke

Preparing for Bernanke’s Speech with a Short “Who Said It?” Quiz

In case you missed the late announcement, Ben Bernanke is scheduled to deliver a speech on Wednesday afternoon, covering the Federal Reserve Bank’s track record through its 100 year history. Presumably, he’ll also spend time defending current policies, in both prepared remarks and … Continue reading

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Step Right Up and Test Your Central Banking Skills against the Scariest Economy of All

I offer a chance to test yourself as King of the World. By that, I mean top dog at the Federal Reserve Bank. The test is based on two scenarios, one describing our circumstances today and I’ll explain the second … Continue reading

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Confession Time: Money Printing Enthusiasts Should Admit the Obvious

Imagine a football coach who hasn’t caught onto the game’s complexities and continues to run the same play – call it a fullback dive – over and over. When I read calls for more monetary stimulus, I feel as though … Continue reading

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Adding Real, Present-Day People to Old Movie Scripts

Paul Krugman meets Hannibal Lecter, Barack Obama stymies E.T., Ben Bernanke advises H.I. McDunnough, and more…

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Fed Policy Risks, Hedge Funds and Brad DeLong’s Whale of a Tale

I have to say it was disappointing to see Brad DeLong’s latest defense of Fed policy, which was published this past weekend and trumpeted far and wide by like-minded bloggers. For those who missed it, the article is titled: “Bernanke … Continue reading

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