Sunday, June 29, 2008
American’s held to ransom.
There is something called “the Fed family”. It’s not as shady as a mafia family, but far more powerful. Members include chairman Ben Bernanke and the six other members of the board of governors, appointed by the president; the presidents of the 12 regional Fed banks, five of whom serve on the FOMC; and several influential alumni who are frequently consulted by Bernanke and the White House, and whose public utterances Bernanke cannot ignore.