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Who Am I? What is Money? The Fed Is Here To Help.

A veritable plethora of contradictory statements that could lead you to believe that Bernanke is a few slices short of a loaf….

“I am a macroeconomist rather than an historian. My focus will be on broad economic issues rather than details.”

Professor Ben S. Bernanke, “The Macroeconomics of the Great Depression: A Comparative Approach,”1995

“These days central banking is my line of work as well. Before that, I was an academic economist and economic historian.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, “Economic Policy: Lessons from History,”April 8, 2008

60 MINUTES: “You’ve been printing money?”
BERNANKE: “Well, effectively, and we need to do that.”

“60 Minutes” interview, March 15, 2009

CONGRESSMAN JEB HENSARLING, (R-TX.) “Will the Federal Reserve monetize the debt?”
CHAIRMAN BERNANKE: “The Federal Reserve will not monetize the debt….”

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Testifying before Congress on June 3, 2009


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