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Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014

Bernanke has been subjected to criticism concerning the late-2000s financial crisis. According to The New York Times, Bernanke "has been attacked for failing to foresee the financial crisis and for bailing out Wall Street."[1][2]

On December 8 2015 PIMCO Picked Bernanke to lead its board.[3]


Bernanke believes bitcoin can be used as a medium for transactions but doubts if it will become a currency. Bernanke is worried that Terrorists and other criminals could use bitcoin.[4][5]

US DollarEdit

In 2016 Bernanke said that the US Dollar's two year rally is running out of steam[6]

Adolf HitlerEdit

Bernanke said that Hitler was the guy that got Economics correct. Bernanke said Hitler got Germany out of the Great Depression. He did not approve of Hitler in any other respect. [7]


  1. Chan, Sewell (December 11, 2010) "The Fed? Ron Paul's Not a Fan", The New York Times
  2. Ben Bernanke
  3. PIMCO picks Ben Bernanke to lead its board
  4. Ben Bernanke Is Worried Terrorists Could Use Bitcoin
  5. Ben Bernanke expressed optimism over Bitcoin's potential as a payments technology but was pessimistic over its prospects as a currency.
  7. Ben Bernanke says Hitler was the guy who got economics right in the 1930s

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