Posts Tagged ‘Ben Bernanke’

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    QE2: Pros and Cons

    Nov 8, 10 • 858 Views • No Comments

    Reminding us that there is no such thing as a free lunch, The Washington Post has an excellent interactive summary of the pros and cons of a QE2 impact. But first…what is QE2? Through a second round of quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve will......  [read more]

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    Where is QE2 Going?

    Nov 6, 10 • 461 Views • No Comments

    Did you ever wonder how things really happen? We read about quantitative easing and hear some gigantic number but then…what? Who does it and how? In a Planet Money podcast, journalists visit the Fed and observe how one person implements Fed policy. It......  [read more]

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    A New Fed?

    Mar 25, 10 • 523 Views • No Comments

    “Independent” is the first word that comes to mind when I think about the Federal Reserve. Overseeing the supply of money and credit, the Fed is supposed to be an independent Federal agency. I wonder how the following basics of the Dodd......  [read more]

  • Impossible But Funny Congressional Testimony

    Feb 19, 10 • 489 Views • No Comments

    You might enjoy looking at the Onion’s parody of Ben Bernanke’s congressional testimony. It never can or will happen this way. And yet, while the testimony is fictitious, the statements about money are based on its actual definition. The article......  [read more]

  • A Rule to Remember?

    Jan 5, 10 • 580 Views • No Comments

    Resembling the disagreement between Paul Krugman and Greg Mankiw on healthcare reform, the debate surrounding the Taylor rule has become somewhat spirited. Yesterday, Ben Bernanke even focused on it during a section of his talk to the American Economic......  [read more]