Friday, December 04, 2009

AGAINST BERNANKE Brad DeLong, a long-time fan of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, seems to be having second thoughts.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

NUMBERS There's been a lot of coverage of the hold Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has placed on the Bernanke reappointment. In each piece I've read, there's inevitably been a boilerplate line stipulating that, despite the criticism the Fed Chair has come in for, he has more than enough votes for confirmation.

But is this so? Has anyone actually counted heads?

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