Quotes by Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

American economist

Alive from: 1953-

Category: Economists and businessmen

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    Honest error in the face of complex and possibly intractable problems is a far more important source of bad results than are bad motives.
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    I've never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street.
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    If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
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    If the fiscal cliff occurs, I don't think the Federal Reserve has the tools to offset that event.
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    If you are not happy with yourself, even the loftiest achievements won't bring you much satisfaction.
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    If you take a candy bar in the short run, it gives you a burst of energy, but after a while, it just makes you fat.
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    If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.
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    If you're in a car crash, you're mostly involved in trying to not go off the bridge, and later on you say, 'Oh my God!'
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    Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
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    In a slow-growing world that is short on aggregate demand, Germany's trade surplus is a problem.
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    In September 2008, the two largest housing mortgage companies called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were government-sponsored enterprises, which hold hundreds of billions of dollars of mortgages, because of the losses they took on the mortgages, they essentially became insolvent, and the government had to take them over.
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    In the future, my communications with the public and with the markets will be entirely through regular and formal channels.
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    Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society don't have the opportunities to advance themselves.
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    Indeed, in general, healthy investment returns cannot be sustained in a weak economy, and of course it is difficult to save for retirement or other goals without the income from a job.
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    Investment banks manage to go bankrupt through their investment-banking activities, commercial banks manage to go bankrupt through their commercial-banking activities.
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