As if an increase in demand for food, fuel, and other things that we take for granted in the West were a problem. Mr. Bernanke ought to follow his own advice and administer some belt tightening here at home instead of instructing other nations to do it for him. It's like the overweight patient telling the doctor to go on a diet and stop charging him so much for his medical bills. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/business/global/19euro.html 'The Fed chairman said countries that have been maintaining undervalued currencies have âcontributed to spending thatâs unbalanced and unsustainable,â which, together with surging demand in fast-growing emerging markets, were fueling a worrisome rise in commodity prices. âSpillovers can go both ways,â Mr. Bernanke said. âResurgent demand in the emerging markets has contributed significantly to the sharp recent run-up in global commodity prices.â'