Muckety mover - Bernanke steps into spotlight

By Muckety

March 16, 2009 at 8:54am
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While Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being likened to Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is emerging as a voice of wisdom.

The normally reticent chairman has stepped up his public appearances in recent weeks, including an interview Sunday on 60 Minutes.

A former Princeton professor, Bernanke is an expert on the banking system during the Great Depression.

“If you had to choose one individual to be in charge of the Fed during this crisis, that person would be Ben Bernanke,” New York Times economics columnist Paul Krugman has written.

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