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Description: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank’s low interest rates didn’t cause the past decade’s housing bubble and that better regulation would have been more effective in limiting the boom.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 01/03/2010

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=auCLZh_HZf9E&pos=1

Questions for discussion: 

  • Do you agree with Ben Bernanke’s views about the cause of the financial crisis? Explain your answer.
  • What do you believe caused the crisis?
  • What do you think financial managers can expect in 2010, with respect to interest rate movements and inflation?

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