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The $2 Trillion Secret

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

As the sheer volume of the Fed financing makes clear, the bailout of the financial sector involves more than the $700 billion approved by Congress in late 2008.

We Are Not Dependent on Foreign Countries for Our Own Money

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul A. London

History-blind conservatives scare the country by saying that creating more money is a slippery slope to runaway inflation. This is not so. The real danger is the opposite.

Jason Linkins

The Collected Works Of Benjamin Bernanke | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke...ecce homo! The man is so hugely qualified that it was essential for Obama to break off his vacation on i...

Bernanke Gets Reappointed; Is Kinda Bummed

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

As Question Of Reappointment Looms, Bernanke Defends The Fed's Handling Of Crisis, Says Economy Is 'Leveling Out' | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke rendered his most positive assessment of the economy yet in a speech Friday and gave credit in part to his ow...

Economists Call For Bernanke To Stay, Say Recession Is Over: Survey

Wall Street Journal | Phil Izzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists are nearly unanimous that Ben Bernanke should be reappointed to another term as Federal Reserve chairman, and they said there is a 71% chan...

Bernanke's Real Message About Budget Deficits

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Has Ben Bernanke suddenly become a deficit hawk? In remarks to the House Budget Committee he sounded like one -- calling on Congress to come up with a plan to restore fiscal balance.

Ben Bernanke and His Terrifying Toolkit

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Massive monetary decisions that are risky in the extreme, and will likely have intergenerational consequences, become mere "tools." The consequential becomes the ubiquitous.

Brace For Hyper-Inflation

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Ben Bernanke assured us that the Fed's money-printing won't eventually lead to inflation because when the economy begins to recover, the Fed will stop printing money. Ben is unlikely to keep this promise.

Ben's Un-shrinkable Balance Sheet

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It's not only the size of the fed's balance sheet that is so daunting; it's the makeup that's becoming truly scary.

Mortgage Rates Easing for Consumer-Driven Rebound | Kathleen M. Howley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is delivering what he promised five months ago, record- low mortgage rates and a ref...

Refocusing the Federal Reserve

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

Blaming the Fed and the government for inflation was a way to disguise the fact that monopoly power in the private sector, uncontrolled by competition, was inflation's principal cause.

Bernanke Asks For Nationalization "Framework," Graham Pushes Point

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are signs that the Obama administration and Congress are looking at taking their role in propping up the banking industry one step closer to nat...

Is President Obama Really Listening? Small Business Inc. Wants to Know

George Cloutier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Cloutier

$25 billion in loans to the Small Business Administration could mean more than 2 million jobs, immediately. This is not some small interest group. This is the backbone of our economy.

Ask The Economy Magic 8-Ball | David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has testified before Congress for a second day Wednesday, and unshockingly, his economic outlook wasn't any more...

The Inflation Answer

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Is Bernanke succumbing to the growing pressure from Wall Street and hard line mainstreamers that inflation is now America's concern, not recession?

Bernanke To Face Congressional Queries Over Bear Stearns Rescue

New York Times | STEVEN R. WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Long before taking office as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke wrote an article with some other academics calling for the Fed to demyst...

Sensational Economic Stories Taper Off

New York Observer | Tom Acitelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"I think that one of the things in this crisis all along has been it's like a mystery novel," David Wessel, the economics editor for The Wall Street J...