Blinder says no news is good news on Bernanke

In a comment piece published by the New York Times on Sunday 20 November, Alan Blinder suggests the national news media seem to find monetary policy less engaging than they did in 1979 or 1987.

Blinder said Ben Bernanke's Senate hearing last week on his nomination as Federal Reserve chairman got less coverage than previous hearings.

"The last time that happened was in July 1987, when Alan Greenspan was first confirmed. Before that, it was Paul Volcker in July 1979. This newspaper's own coverage

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