Ben Bernanke

  • 28 Mar 2014 at 12:57 PM

Ben Bernanke No Cheap Date

Sure, he’ll accept your dinner invitation. But it’s gonna cost ya. The former Fed Chair doesn’t get out of bed/attend speaking engagements, pan roasted truffled squab or not, for less than a quarter mill. Read more »

  • 07 Mar 2014 at 3:55 PM

Ben Bernanke’s Words Were Few, But Impactful

Barring his authorship of a new bank regulation in 20 years or so, 2013 was Ben Bernanke’s last chance to leave his mark on the markets—and he didn’t miss it. Read more »

  • 05 Mar 2014 at 8:30 AM

Bonus Watch ’14: Ex-Fed Chiefs

For the last eight years, up until February 3, 2014, Ben Bernanke toiled away in Washington as a public servant. He took a lot of crap for not a lot of money (compared to what he could’ve been making in the private sector) and he’s got the JoS A. Bank suits to prove it. Was he happy to answer the call of duty? Sure. Will he think of his time at the Eccles Building fondly? You betcha. Is he more than ready to open his mouth and make it rain to the tune of $6,250/minute? Ya got that right. Read more »

Ben Bernanke is at the Brookings Institution and Janet Yellen is in charge at the Fed. And, if Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker is to be believed, it doesn’t matter at all. Read more »

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. Read more »

  • 29 Jan 2014 at 3:46 PM

Ben Bernanke Offers Parting Gift On His Way Out

The Beard exits finishing what he started, in spite of everything. And his compatriots bade farewell with a rare parting gift of their own: unanimity. Read more »

Was he inspired by Monday’s gathering of his (two) living predecessors and their talk of legacy? Was he trying to keep Esther George from becoming the third person to go eight-for-eight in dissents? Or was the sly gray fox slow-playing us all along? Either way, history will note that it was Ben Bernanke who both began and began to end the great stimulus measure known as quantitative easing, and that the economy will have to try to survive being propped up with just $75 billion in bond purchases each month. Read more »