Today Is The Last Day Of The Ben Bernanke Era

And what fun it’s been, even if we don’t remember it quite as fondly as the go-go days of Alan Greenspan. And since we’ll be without a Fed chairman or -woman this weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to reflect on the bearded sage and his place in history, perhaps with whiskey and a Miller High Life chaser.

About 40% approve of the way Mr. Bernanke has handled his job as chairman, versus 35% who disapprove and 25% who have no opinion, according to a Gallup poll of 1,020 adults taken Jan. 25-26 with a 4% margin of error.

His predecessor, Alan Greenspan, was more popular when he stepped down in 2006: 65% approved of his work, 21% disapproved and 14% didn’t have an opinion.

Yellen to Be Sworn In as Fed Chairwoman Monday [WSJ Real Times Economics blog]
Bernanke Leaves Office Less Popular Than Greenspan [WSJ Real Times Economics blog]

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  1. Posted by Guest | January 31, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Janet Yellen's old lady chin hairs will never be able to compete with the greatness that is Bernanke's beard

  2. Posted by Guest | January 31, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Evidently they gave him his own, personalized baseball card as a parting gift. I wonder what position they had him in…. pitcher, catcher, third base coach? And what about the stats…. batted 1.000 in 2008 financial crisis?