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February 28, 2008

Your Turn: Financial Footing

Bernanke-Shoes

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I saw this shot in Wednesday’s NYT Pics of the Day and found it particularly dark, or else cynically irreverent.

The situation is Bernanke testifying before Congress regarding the state of the economy.  Because it’s so anomalous, I was surprised to see it leading the print edition yesterday.

I leave it to you to unlace.  BAG lurkers are particularly encouraged to jump in.

Fed Chief Signals He’s Open to More Rate Cuts (NYT)

(image: Doug Mills/The New York Times.  February 26, 2008.  Washington.  nytimes.com. caption: Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, signaled his readiness to further reduce interest rates even though inflation had picked up in recent weeks)

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