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Ben Bernanke: the Buddha of banking

Ben Bernanke was the right man for a crisis but Lehman was always doomed

By Mervyn King   December 2015

Central Bank governors at the US Treasury in 2008. L-R: Masaaki Shirakawa of Japan, Ben Bernanke of the United States, Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi of Italy and Mervyn King of the UK. © Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Of the many accounts of the financial crisis of…

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