Friday, January 22, 2010

Bernanke's 2nd Term Awaiting Senate Vote

Populist backlash from the Senate election in Massachusetts on Tuesday put the current Fed Chairman's prospects for a second term on hold ("Bernanke Confirmation Draws Opposition from Two Democratic Senators" - Washington Post, January 22, 2010). Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) now wants to wait on the vote to keep Bernanke in the job until he can shore up filibuster-proof support among Democrats and Republicans.

Review selected library titles related to the Federal Reserve System and Ben Bernanke at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3219 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Alan Greenspan
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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  • United States monetary policy
Bernanke's Test book coverBernanke's Test: Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the Drama of the Central Banker by Johan Van Overtveldt - Agate, 2009.
call number: 332.11 Ove
"Overtveldt's serious examination of how we got into this mess and what the Federal Reserve can do to get us out brings clarity to this period of financial chaos. Highly recommended for all interested readers." - Library Journal review excerpt

End the Fed book coverEnd the Fed by Ron Paul - Grand Central, 2009.
call number: 332.11 Pau
"An engaging response to big-government solutions for the financial crisis, this knowledgeable and opinionated look at U.S. economics, from a firebrand public servant, should provoke much thought." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

Ben Bernanke's Fed book coverBen Bernanke's Fed: The Federal Reserve after Greenspan by Ethan S. Harris - Harvard Business Press, 2008.
call number: 332.11 Har
"Harris (managing director and chief US economist, Lehman Brothers) is more concerned in assessing the likely performance of the Fed under Bernanke. His discussion of Bernanke's role in the formation of monetary policy theory and practice thus discusses Bernanke's economic views and his early policy activities and assesses their likely impacts. Harris's volume also serves as an introduction to the Federal Reserve System and its role in many facets of the US economy." - Book News, Inc. summary excerpt