Skip to main content

Bernanke: Financial Crisis Era Execs Should've Been Fitted For Orange Jumpsuits

The former Federal Reserve chairman wouldn't have gotten involved in the handcuffing but he *would* have happily watched from a squad car as, for example, a guy whose name rhymes with Mick Tuld was escorted from his home.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original: an interview with USA Today published Sunday, Bernanke said he thinks that in addition to the corporations, individuals should have been held more accountable. "It would have been my preference to have more investigations of individual actions because obviously everything that went wrong or was illegal was done by some individual, not by an abstract firm," Bernanke said. Asked if someone should have gone to jail, the former Fed chairman replied, "Yeah, I think so." He did not, however, name any individual he thought should have been prosecuted and noted that the Federal Reserve is not a law-enforcement agency. [AP]


Ben Bernanke Doesn't Have Time For Rand Paul's Kid's Table Musings On The Fed

The former chairman of the Federal Reserve would not object to the Senator from Kentucky sitting down and shutting up.