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Tag: Ben Bernanke
  • New Year’s Resolution: Put down the scoop of easy money

    Since 1913, our monetary diets have been decided for us by the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 74% of Americans want to take a closer look at our money habits and finally audit the Federal Reserve. The United States Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Board …

  • Who should be in charge of money?

    I remember when my economics professor in college asked the class: “Is the President the most powerful man in America?” I didn’t respond. Someone else said: “Yes.” Because duh. The professor expected this. “No, actually. The correct answer is Ben Bernanke. He is the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. He is in charge of monetary …

  • Bernanke is Lost in the Dark

    No tallies were added to the job board in August and President Obama will be stepping in to help with a proposed plan of $447 billion in stimulus money. The plan will provide for unemployment benefits, payroll tax cuts, infrastructure, and security cash so teachers, firefighters, and cops don’t get laid off — we can’t have employees …

  • Bernanke’s Crystal Ball

    The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it would keep its benchmark interest rate steady in the 0-0.25% range through mid-2013.  This breaks with longstanding Fed practice of avoiding specific timeframes in setting its policy.  The Fed generally tries to strike a balance between giving investors signals about its future actions without backing itself into any …

  • Bernanke vs. Paul in 4 Slides

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  • Don’t look behind the curtain!

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  • Why don’t they hold diamonds?

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave testimony to the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee for the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report earlier today. Bernanke offered his usual optimistic view of the economic recovery stating, “The anticipated pickups in economic activity and job creation, together with the expected easing of price pressures, should bolster real household …

  • Chairman Bernanke Attempts to Make Friends Today at 2:15pm est

    Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference immediately after his policy meeting with the FOMC. The press release was sent out unusually early today, prefacing the bullet points of the press conference that will be opening at 2:15 pm. The Fed is seeing a lower confidence across the board and is …

  • The Regime’s Shill is At It Again

    Economic Shill in Chief, Paul Krugman, came out with a deserved but hypocritical criticism of the Maestro, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, yesterday. He pens: He’s the man who presided over an economy careening to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression — and who saw no evil, heard no evil, refused to …

  • A Cathartic Rant…

    I know not to read something spouted by Bernanke or a Fed economist anymore because I’m likely to break my laptop in half.  They have lack a fundamental understanding of economics; a fundamental understanding of the field to which they are considered maintstream “experts.”  Bernanke’s recent statement, “My definition of the dollar is what it …