"Who Is Ben Bernanke's Worst Nightmare?"

Tyler Durden's picture

All we can say is that we are very delighted that an imaginary character from a fictitious narrative is not Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare. The truth is that he has much more real things to worry about.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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FOC 1183's picture

I'm thinking ZH should be above 8%...

idea_hamster's picture

Minsky didn't make the list, huh?  What did he do, lose in the primary because someone took a picture of him sitting in a chair?

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Bernanke's worst nightmare is a deflationary collapse brought on by a weak and passive monetary policy. He knows full well that he bares full responsibility for aggregate demand in not just America, but all over the world. This is his mission, and his vigilance and ability to face down the challenges that the economy presents will determine his legacy. I hope for his sake and for the sake of America, that he makes the right decisions.

Blano's picture

Bares?  lol

I'd rather he not.

Fredo Corleone's picture

Bernanke's worst nightmare ?

And a recurring one at that: the late Augustus Saint-Gaudens, of course.


Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Home Run, MDB.  The world?  Grand Slam, even!

Pool Shark's picture

But, I thought vampires were afraid of silver...

Mountainview's picture

I know his name:

Zhou Xiaochuan

Stuck on Zero's picture

Bernanke's worst nightmare?  I vote for Murphy.


BurningFuld's picture

Ben won't be at Jackson Hole caus' he is busy filming his episode of Doomsday Preppers.

DaveyJones's picture

Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare is Ben Bernanke

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the chairest of them all?

HyperinflatmyNutts's picture

Bennie Boys worst Nightmare is a Fucking


Pegasus Muse's picture

"What Is Ben Bernanke's Worst Nightmare?"

The Truth.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

He can't handle the truth. Publicly.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

He'll either be irrelevant (replaced) by then, or busy welcoming the Chairman of The Federation Reserve (of the Federation of Panets) to the spaceport at Area 51. 

Purpose: To 'align' his monetary policies to that of the Federation, since his QE-to-Infinity caught so much attention at Starfleet, and affects First Contact going public sooner than later.


Leopold B. Scotch's picture

His Worst nightmare is a broken Zero key on the ol' keyboard.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

We already have a worst nightmare.   If it gets any worse we'll have 333 million on foodstamps.

FEDbuster's picture

I am starting to think that is the plan.  Get just about everyone sucking on the government teat, then use that dependency to "fundamentally change" this Country. The retired, the disabled, the unemployed, government workers, military, etc...  Everyone pulling a government check or benefit.

Plus, with the government dependent on the FED (Banksters) for their funding, it all comes into focus. 

The hand that gives is always above the hand that takes.

Vince Clortho's picture

The System can be broken in any number of ways.  TPTB have been using a very drawn out incremental approach of steady erosion to break down the American Republic. In the past 5 years the pace has quickened noticeably.  Partly by design, but also the accumulated mass of the mudslide has a destiny of its own.

Bernanke at this point in time could be likened to a snowmobile racing at breakneck speed down a mountainside, still somewhat in control, but desparately trying not to be swallowed up by the avalanche in his rear view mirror.

And when the chaos comes, the Banksters and their minions will be ready to assume control of the one-world-government which has been the aim all along.

NotApplicable's picture

More likely it's the "P" key (redundant CTRL keys).

BigJim's picture

Bernanke's 'zero' key was long ago replaced by a '000,000,000' key

FEDbuster's picture

with a gold crown over the worn out plastic key.

ebworthen's picture

You're right.

$3 million tax free to every U.S. household.

The most honest and effective stimulus he could provide.

Why waste it on banks and Wall Street versus taxpayers? 

Unless of course...your goal is something other than stated.

Dick Buttkiss's picture

Good one, MDB. Not the best of the sarc you so gleefully dispense but good enough for a wry smile.

Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island's picture
Associated Press 1336 04262013

In what can only be described as a freak transposition of bodily functions, Chairman Bernanke sharted himself earlier this morning.
Witnesses say the incident occurred whilst Mr. Bernanke consulted a Ouija Board, attempting to determine the numerical sum of future Icosahedron die rolls. The die, fondly called “the blackrock” is used during a Dungeons & Dragons/Macroeconomics game played by some of the most powerful men in the world via a Federal Reserve hosted video conference.
A White House correspondent described the game as, “a crucial part of our economic policy” and, “a custom tailored, multifaceted tool that quantifies the demands of the Federal Reserve and its global initiatives.”
When prompted to answer the cause of a grown man sharting, a medical professional on site observed, “the shart was probably a result of Chairman Bernanke’s inability to measure and weigh risk with investment.” He went on to say, “Subsequently, his sphincter was unable to know the difference between a solid and a gas.”

  ZH 1 Bernanke 0

orez65's picture

Bernanke is managing a fraud: fiat money, the US Dollar.

A criminal, although a legal criminal, can not make the "right decision".

The Federal Reserve was created to protect the banks and monetize the US' deficit spending, which is also FRAUD.

For the sake of America what is needed is to obey the US Constitution, which prohibits fiat money, a FRAUD.

AldousHuxley's picture

It is just a con fidence game after all ...
G20 elites doing the same money printing
US backs their game with military tech

1000 splendid suns's picture

When the dust settles, I hope all these fucking banksters get Andrew Jacksoned back to the snake pit from which they came.

Our money is rotten = our morality is rotten.

AvoidingTaxation's picture


Today gold is attacked

->money is fake

>it is impossible to save

>people can or doesn't want to work

>the work ethics is destroyed by nickilism

>nihilism, cinism, scepticism, atheism destroy morality

without morality not easy to find illumination

and to become the buddah or the übermensch

shovelhead's picture

Without a dictionary it is not easy to spell.

tango's picture

I'm a lifelong coin collector and have studied the history of our coinage.  One is struck by the enormous efforts lawmakers took to assure that intrinsic matched stated value (a silver dollar contained a dollar's worth of silver). Thus, the frequent size changes, barsm stars, deletions, the huge fight over nickle ("that baseless substance"), the promise to destroy paper money "quickly", the fights over silver-gold ratios.      

Of course, this was one of the few tasks designated by the Constitution specifically for Congress and as such, they took it seriously.  We've always had paper transactions but they were backed up by PMs.

thedrickster's picture

I've said it before and will say it again, you fucking rock.

Exposing Keynesian insanity one satire at a time.

q99x2's picture

MDB you artless beef-witted clack-dish article shill good to hear from you again. Got a red one from the gippur.

Long_Xau's picture

Giving a central bank a mandate related to a positive outcome for an economy is like giving a standing army a mandate to "spare as many lifes as possible" - they first have to create a huge mess, without being noticed, if they are ever to start pretending they're doing anything about it. Otherwise there's just nothing to do! And their biggest fear is that someone realizes that they are utterly useless and shouldn't exist in the first place.

vmromk's picture

The Bernank is going to have much bigger things to worry about when his FUCKED UP experiment goes BOOM.

Like, which country will safe harbor him.

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

He's got a seat next to Homer Simpson over at the Masons when this puppy blows.

mayhem_korner's picture



By "safe harbor" you mean "bury", right?

Divided States of America's picture

Thats a no brainer...he will go back to Israel with the rest of his Wall street Jbag cronies....

resurger's picture

confirmed, 1 extra barbarian voted

NoDebt's picture

And another.

Damn, could it possibly take longer for Yahoo Finance's main page to load?  I've downloaded entire HD porn videos in less time than it takes that pile of cross-linked crap to come up.  Even ZH pages load faster!

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I am working on changing that...

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Clear the yahoo cookie, vote, clear yahoo cookie, vote.........

jeebus's picture

I'd put Jim Rickards and Max Keiser on there as well. Keiser reaches a lot of people internationally.