Tales from the Trail

What’s on Ben’s mind?

April 27, 2011

We’ve created a quick and dirty word cloud of what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in his historic press conference this afternoon. Words he used more often are larger than less-used words. For bonus points try to find the word “jobs” in there:

Update: Looks like Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein took note of our our cloud. Thanks for the links guys  - we’re glad to help out anytime!

Word cloud created using Wordle.net.

 

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No links for each word? Keep working guys…

Posted by BowMtnSpirit | Report as abusive
 

This is a very clever graphical display of the press conference. But to be fair, isn’t “unemployment recovery” Fedspeak for jobs? Also, compared to Greenspan, who delighted in saying nothing while babbling nonsense, Bernanke is much more clear.

The problem with both Greenspan and Bernanke is that the Fed has never cared for its dual mission of jobs and inflation so the Fed continues to whistle past the graveyard where American jobs have been placed.

Posted by entropyman | Report as abusive
 

The Fed is too damn worried about inflation. Continue with QE. Right now the focus should be purely on job creation, However, with Ron Paul as head of the House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy, probably nothing will happen of any substance.

Posted by qqqqqjim | Report as abusive
 

The proper expression is: The Fed continuous to whistle while walking past the graveyard where American jobs have been placed. Meaning, the Fed is afraid that the lack of jobs will haunt them eventually.

Posted by jackvandijk | Report as abusive
 

It’s by far more easy to control inflation that to push
employment.Ben knows very well and went on the easier way.

Posted by SteveP | Report as abusive
 

I think that the Fed can only do so much. The president and Congress apparently cannot do their share, and I suspect they are too concerned about getting reelected. We might just need another agency to manage energy and another for banking, and another for business. I don’t think Congress or Obama can do their jobs with the people they have.

Posted by fred5407 | Report as abusive
 

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