Comments on: Should Bernanke be explaining US policy? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rs http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-499 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:32:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/#comment-499 I have nothing but respect for Christie Romer, but she has not done well on TV.

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By: dk http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-481 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:24:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/#comment-481 what about christina romer? i had her for economics back at berkeley and can attest that she’s definitely more than capable of explaining economic policy to anyone.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-474 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:09:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/#comment-474 There is a tremendous amount of legislation that needs to be re written or done away with to give Americans an honest currency they, and the world, can truly trust. Until then we’ll just see more of the same. I don’t think any fed head will say anything different than any other fed head has but perhaps the delivery will be better. That really gives me something to believe in. cough, choke, hack, cough, cough, cough…

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By: jay http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-466 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:34:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/#comment-466 Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke
At the Conference to Honor Milton Friedman, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
November 8, 2002
“Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Yes we know the Federal Reserve caused the Great Depression and now it is starting all over again. The secret is out that the Federal Reserve, Trilateral Commission, and CFR are working in tandem to take down the US government. People are waking up. It is too late for the Federal Reserve. Watch the documentaries ZEITGEIST:THE FEDERAL RESERVE and OBAMA DECEPTION. The fascists that control the privately owned Federal Reserve Corporation are in serious trouble. “The Fed” is about to be nationalized and the criminals running it brought to justice. Why should the US govt. pay interest on debt when Congress has the authority to print interest free money. “The Fed” is not saving us from economic crisis as was its supposed original intention. It is creating them!

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By: KenG http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-465 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/15/should-bernanke-be-explaining-us-policy/#comment-465 The Fed doesn’t have to operate independently of the White House, they just need to have that option, in case they believe it would be better for the financial system (like, say, back in 2003, it would have been better if the Fed operated independently of the White House). In fact, it is desirable to have the policies and decisions of the fed and the administration in sync, rather than both entities fighting each other.

But it won’t be a shame if Bernanke doesn’t get a new 5-year deal when this contract is up. It’s actually too bad we can’t trade his expiring contract to another government for a draft choice. His only positive action before Jan 09 was convincing Bush the sucker would go down if no action was taken. The only good thing to say about the action taken is that it was better than nothing. If he is let go, I really hope Summers doesn’t get the job, as his track record isn’t any better, and he seems to be pretty good at alienating people, which should only be tolerated when you are a god. he’s not.

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