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Final Note

Bernanke’s final speech: economics in verse

Lizzie O'Leary Jan 3, 2014
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Final Note

Bernanke’s final speech: economics in verse

Lizzie O'Leary Jan 3, 2014
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This final note as Fed Chair Ben Bernanke took a bow of sorts, giving one of his final speeches, as chair, to an annual gathering of economists.

Bernanke said 2014 potentially “bodes well” for the US economy, but then things got weird when University of Chicago economist Anil Kashyap unveiled this tribute he wrote:

Economists, we love you. But maybe keep your day jobs.

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