"The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. Thank the man who runs the Federal Reserve, our mild-mannered economic overlord." Ben Bernanke is Time's 2009 Person of the Year
. Runners-up include General Stanley McChrystal, Nancy Pelosi, and Neda Agha-Soltan.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 16, 2009 -
TARP, SSFIP, EESA, CPP, TALF, MMIFF... Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the new acronyms coming out of the US Treasury Department lately? Here's a handy PDF reference guide
to untangling the US government efforts to rescue banks, financial corporations, and other companies.
posted by Asparagirl
on Dec 29, 2008 -
The White House nominates
Ben Bernanke to replace Alan Greenspan. Works at Princenton, got his doctorate at MIT, currently has several economic related papers out
. Apparently actually has a job relating to economics, and wants to drop dollar bills out of a helicopter
Well, cut taxes if we enter a deflationary period -- which is just as sexy.
posted by geoff.
on Oct 24, 2005 -