Who's the best Fed Chairman of all time?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by a529612, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Who gets your vote?
     
  2. Paul volcker.
    :cool:
     
  3. Best = Volker

    Worst = GreenScam... though Bennie could end up worse.
     
  4. Volcker.
     
  5. I believe we have a winner.
     
  6. That's interesting. Volcker was ridiculed tremendously at the time for his role in getting us off the gold-standard as well as his hard stance on inflation.

    I suspect that he is considered great now because inflation is considered a problem, but his actions caused more protesting than any other.

    Some would still criticize his influence on suspending gold convertability. I guess all that really matters is what the current issues are though.
     
  7. eagle

    eagle

    Bermonkey.
     
  8. I would say Volcker now.

    I would've said Greenspan if he hadn't ever cut rates below about 3%. The earlier part of Greenspans tenure I think he made some great decisions.

    Bernanke isn't really shining so far.
     
  9. I would like to read about Volker's role in relation to gold. Do you have a link?
     
  10. sometimes not being loved as the big dick of the banking system is for the best.
     
    #10     Nov 16, 2007