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Ben Bernanke’s reasons to be cheerful

We are better placed to cope with a crisis than in 2008, says the former head of the US Federal Reserve

By Sameer Rahim   December 2015

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During his time as Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, Ben Bernanke had to cope with a financial crisis that almost brought down the global banking system, and with the worst recession since the 1930s. In London, Prospect spoke to Bernanke about the state of the economy in the US, whether the European Union has treated Greece fairly and Britain’s controversial role in his efforts to stabilise…

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