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Who Will Be Fed Chairman At The End Of 2014?

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It seems most have strong views on who should not be the Chairman of the Fed but based on a recent survey at a Morgan Stanley conference, it seems Ron Paul still has an outside chance. What of Justin Bieber? Jim Grant? Maria Bartiromo? Chuck Norris?


Source: Morgan Stanley


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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:10 | 2779633 Dareconomics
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Clint Eastwood's Chair

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:10 | 2779635 cougar_w
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I think we should make an aborted, twisted offspring of the Anti-Christ Fed Chairman ...

What's that? One of them already has the job? Guess I need to read the papers more often.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:12 | 2779639 TIMBEEER
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George W. Bush ... or .. Tom Cruise?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:12 | 2779646 Winston Churchill
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Mary Poppins.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:12 | 2779648 buttmilk
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jon corzine

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:13 | 2779652 Shameful
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Krugman, or Larry Summers.  Satan doesn't want the job directly, to much bad PR.

In a perverse way I sorta want it to be Krugman.  Every interview or hearings just him screaming "MOAR PRINTING!!!" and I'd like to believe him in power would be enough to invalidate his views in the mainstream, but then I suppose the only thing closer to infinity than the Fed's future balance sheet is the stupidity of the average person.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:17 | 2779678 knukles
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(quiet sobs)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:21 | 2779701 TIMBEEER
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That is actually quite funny. I was thinking about the average Village Idiot, but this would be .. beautiful!


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:32 | 2779728 Miss Expectations
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Made me think of Spongebob screaming "MORE POWER" as he blows up Bikini Bottom

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:14 | 2779658 sbenard
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Dr. Ron Paul would be a great choice. That would be poetic justice! But I think he's more likely to be nominated for Treas. Secretary if Romney is elected.

Obama would likely renominate Bubbles Bernanke. If so, prepare for financial armageddon the likes of which the world has never seen!

But I would also recommend two others:
Dr. John Hussman
John Mauldin

Both of them get it!

Yesterday, Hussman wrote an excellent article about the consequences of more QE, and the Fed's nearly impossible challenge of unwinding it without a cataclysm! The link is here:

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:13 | 2780004 CaptainObvious
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Ron Paul would be the shortest-serving Fed Chairman in history.  He'd be in office for all of 30 seconds, when he would abolish the Fed, and with it, his own job.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:15 | 2779660 Xandrino
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Philthy Phil Philantropist


NOFX Bitchez

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:16 | 2779673 frenchie
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well in other news paying with cash above 50 eur soon to be banned in italy...


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:17 | 2779675 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:35 | 2779746 Colonel Klink
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Sorry SD, a trillion is so yesterday!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:17 | 2779679 hedgelessWhoresMan
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MillionDollarDoucheBag you crack me up.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:19 | 2779691 fuu
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:19 | 2779692 Madcow
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why assume that there will be a Fed at the end of 2014 when they're all raising the white flag and admitting they're impotent ?   its like they're all frantically climing the ladder to get a spot in the helicopter fleeing the roof-top in Saigon - 

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:19 | 2779693 Madcow
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why assume that there will be a Fed at the end of 2014 when they're all raising the white flag and admitting they're impotent ?   its like they're all frantically climing the ladder to get a spot in the helicopter fleeing the roof-top in Saigon - 

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:20 | 2779697 pragmatic hobo
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I nominate lady gaga.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:34 | 2779741 knukles
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at least she's got balls

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:36 | 2779749 Colonel Klink
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Gave you green because that one made me LOL.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:39 | 2779912 James
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Colonel, don't have the direct link for utube for 'ya but the Ladys' "equipment" fell out on stage.

Dude looks like a lady.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:20 | 2779698 LawsofPhysics
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It's a rhetorical question people, there won't be a Federal Reserve bank at the end of 2014, at least not one with any kind of role in the real economy.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:04 | 2779979 cougar_w
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That's correct. And their entire negative balance sheet will have been fisted off onto the public by then, saving the banks from $10T in recognizable losses.

Brilliant foot work. Have to give them credit. Will go down as the largest and most blatant act of theft ever perpetrated by anyone ever in the entire scope of human history.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:59 | 2780135 MsCreant
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Much worse Kitty-Kat, there will not be any mention of it in the records at all.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:25 | 2779708 t0mmyBerg
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not in the mood for funny today.  the obvious answer is John Taylor.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:25 | 2779709 singsing
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Co-Chairs:  Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi and his cousin Vinny.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:27 | 2779714 JR
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If Romney is retreating on Obamacare, no doubt if elected he will retreat on his vow to replace Bernanke as Fed chair.  Looks like Bernanke is a shoo-in.

Romney Retreats on Obamacare

Posted by Laurence Vance on September 10, 2012 12:32 PM

Romney now says he wants to keep parts of Obamacare. He wants to replace it with his own plan "while keeping some popular provisions including coverage for people with pre-existing conditions." This should come as no surprise since Republicans have always believed in government intervention into medicine. Here is Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor expressing support for two of the worst provisions of Obamacare.

We too don't want to accept any insurance company's denial of someone and coverage for that person because he or she might have a pre-existing condition. Likewise we want to make sure that someone of your age has the ability to access affordable care if it's under your parent's plan or elsewhere.

Ignore Republican criticisms of Obamacare. They believe in using the power of the state to compel Americans to pay for other Americans' health care (Medicare, SCHIP, Medicaid) just like the Democrats.


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:07 | 2780155 Everybodys All ...
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Romney is probably playing to the center for the independant voters on this issue. He has always said repeal and replace Obamacare. This sounds unfortunately all too familiar though ...perscription drug card anyone. Bush wanted all his liberal friends to like him and ended up passing the prescription drug plan monstrosity under funded and look what that brought the US fiscally. If this isn't just politics then we are totally screwed. Additionally, if Obamacare survives as it is you can expect employers to begin large layoffs because of the oncoming taxation. Many businesses will simly close . Obamacare has yet to be fully implemented and when it is people are going to demand that it be thrown out.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:27 | 2779715 pauhana
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How about Mighty Mouse?  "Here I come to save the day . . . He'll get the situation well in hand."  (Ahem, like our friends at the SEC?)


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:27 | 2779716 TheObsoleteMan
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I don't believe it matters who is fed chairman, any joo will do. The policy will remain the same.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:28 | 2779721 kaiserhoff
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Bernie Madoff is rested and ready;)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:30 | 2779724 sessinpo
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Since I have been one of the few if not the only poster that has surmised many months ago that this would be BB's last term, I would suggest NO ONE. Dissolve the FRB. Reinstate Glass Steagall and let banks that are mortgage lenders  be only regional or statewide so that one institution does not have a national effect.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:35 | 2779907 koncaswatch
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... and seriously raise the fraction in "fractional reserve".

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:29 | 2779725 Milton Waddams
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Let's ask a completely different question:

Why was Bernanke, who was widely considered to be the leading expert on the Fed's mistakes throughout the Great Depression, tapped as Fed Chairman roughly three years before the onset of the 'worst recession since the great depression', an event which no one - no one! - could see coming?


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:53 | 2779806 dwayne elizando
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Because this is the land of sheep. Obviously they knew what was about to happen. They engineered it!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:33 | 2779738 Bay of Pigs
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What....nobody likes Legs Dimon?


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:35 | 2779745 synsolve
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I nominate Rory McIlroy. He has his game together for sure.

Howard Dean has time on his hands also.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:37 | 2779751 debtor of last ...
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Ann Barnhardt.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:37 | 2779755 dwayne elizando
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Last but not least we got this guy not sure! He's smarter than any man alive!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:40 | 2779760 Piranhanoia
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An HP 256 computer with 8MGs of RAM and a 2GB hard drive.  

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:40 | 2779763 quasimodo
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Lucifer?.....oh-- nevermind



Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:41 | 2779765 Squid Vicious
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The guy who cooked the books at Crazy Eddie would be perfect, think his name is Sam Antar: he's a J, experienced at ponzi schemes... wait what about Madoff... even better!

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:42 | 2779769 Big Swinging Richard
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Glen Hubbard.  He's Romney's economic advisor and it is well known that he wanted the job the last time around.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:53 | 2779799 khakuda
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I vote for Sandra Fluke.  If she can honestly stand up in front of the country as a privileged recipient of a law degree from one of the country's best schools and claim that everyone else should be paying for her birth control so she can have it for free, I think she fully represents the sense of entitlement that grips the nation.  She should easily grasp that money should be free forever and we should be able to print our way to prosperity instead of making any tough decisions or tradeoffs.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:10 | 2780165 Everybodys All ...
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Shows you what little a law degree is worth these days if she can't afford her dalliances.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:56 | 2779814 edifice
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Ben Shalom "Control-P" Bernanke, of course. Though, I'd vote for Chuck Norris. What CAN'T The Chuck do?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:59 | 2779818 Cult of Criminality
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:02 | 2779826 sdmjake
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Surely it is another sign of the coming apocalypse that Janet Yellen got 1 in 4 of the votes. If you thought Ben<cntrl-p>Bernanke sucked at the job, just wait til that fucking horror comes to pass...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:06 | 2779834 Stuck on Zero
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I vote for Larry Summers.  Since the chairman is someone we've learned to hate we won't waste any time in growing an animosity.


Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:07 | 2779837 Darkness
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Ron Paul would never be Fed Chairman. In what scenario would that happen? Can anyone tell me?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:11 | 2779851 Colonel Klink
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The end of the world?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:09 | 2779842 flacorps
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No Fed. No Fed chairman.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:11 | 2779849 dwdollar
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Damn, all the good picks are taken...

Anybody wanna rez Kenneth Lay?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:03 | 2780147 MsCreant
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He's still under the bus.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:12 | 2779850 dwdollar
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:15 | 2779863 azengrcat
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Meg Whitman: she knows a thing or two about printers

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:58 | 2779966 waterhorse
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lol -"troll teeth" for chairstain.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:16 | 2779865 “Rebellion to t...
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How about some crooked and corrupt Red Chinese Politico instead of the typical scumbag Hebrew variety that have looted our nation of its assets.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:17 | 2779867 SubjectivObject
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WTF:  Why is not the question: Should there be a Fed at the end of 2014?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:30 | 2779898 headadoor
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Peter Schiff or Max Keiser

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:36 | 2779906 Satan
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Ben could only sit in awe as he watched Chuck Norris count to infinity...twice.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:40 | 2779914 DavosSherman
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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:48 | 2779927 oldfruit1
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i vote TYLER ;)

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:48 | 2779928 waterhorse
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Angelo Mozilo, Joe Cassano, Dick Fuld?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:49 | 2779932 dlfield
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Fidel Castro

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:49 | 2779933 oldfruit1
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bob diamond is free?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:52 | 2779943 Tombstone
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Hey, that Obumba guy will be needing a job.  This would be perfect since he is a financial genius and has never actually worked an honest day in his life. 

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:53 | 2779948 Fix It Again Timmy
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Soupy Sales and Wavy Gravy can get us out of this jam....  Actually, Wavy Gravy had a not insignificant part in the eradication of small pox - this is no joke, this is not fiction, it's fact...

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:56 | 2779963 waterhorse
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I nominate President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Idiocracy).

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:18 | 2780020 CaptainObvious
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The only Fed Chairman the gubmint really needs is a laser printer with the "P" button taped down.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:24 | 2780036 logicalman
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I think a chimpanzee trained to hold down Ctrl - P would fit the bill quite nicely!

Oops - already have  that - it doesn't seem to work.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:41 | 2780085 Ponzi_Scheme
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The systems will have collapsed by then, as actuarial reality catches up with fantasy accounting. The scapegoats will look the same as in Weimar. Judenfetzen will be laughed at but finally understood for what it was.

The won't be a Fed chairman or a Fed.

We need to be more worried about who Hitler will be replaced by.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:45 | 2780099 tip e. canoe
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Martin Armstrong

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 18:50 | 2780110 NuYawkFrankie
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The way the world's going ....


Barney Rubble

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 19:45 | 2780258 devo
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jamie dimon?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 20:25 | 2780353 Few
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What would make a difference with another warm body in that position? An engine that runs badly has to be replaced or repaired,

If the design is bad to start with requires going back to the drawing board. There again this line of thinking would suppose we are trying to fix a problem, that is not happening.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 21:22 | 2780476 q99x2
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There won't be a 2014. The Bernank will have destroyed the world by then.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:02 | 2780545 YesWeKahn
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Janet Yellen? Wahw, we will be fucked by a chick.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:06 | 2780558 gavroche76
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Whitney Tilson is the next Fed Chairman.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:24 | 2780588 Sandmann
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Richard Fisher of Dallas Fed.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 22:55 | 2780653 TideFighter
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I vote for the SHAM WOW! & STICKY guy. If a guy can sell rags for $19.95, he's the leader.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 00:08 | 2780779 Shankopotomus
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Jessie James

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 00:28 | 2780793 honestann
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The answer is obvious.  Unless the predators-DBA-government are overthrown somehow, the answer has been clear for some time.

Paul Krugman.

Because his helicopter is bigger, badder and faster.  Everything Krugman has said in public [and private] for the past 2 years has been his campaign for fed chairman.  Isn't this obvious?

The only possible alternative is Corzine.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 01:22 | 2780854 dieyoung
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Jeffrey Dahmer, undead and hungrier than ever.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 07:52 | 2781106 steelrules
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My choice for FED chair, William K Black.

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