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Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog
Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession. Bernanke said he would post from time to time — “when the spirit moves me” — and take advantage of his post-Fed freedom to discuss economic and financial issues “without my words being put under the microscope by Fed watchers.” Bernanke, who was the central bank's chief from February 2006 to January 2014, is writing as a distinguished fellow in residence at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think...

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