布什的明智之举

世界可能并没有意识到,当乔治·沃克·布什任命本·伯南克接替一言九鼎的艾伦·格林斯潘成为美国联邦储备委员会主席时,我们大家都平安无事。白宫曾经传出一些令人担忧的可能的美联储主席人选,而我同其他人一样,对结果并不抱有信心。

然而,我们几乎奇迹般地得到了一位绝对一流的经济学家,一个稳妥的引导全球经济的人物。伯南克明年二月任职,认识他的人都把他视为经验丰富、才智过人、个性鲜明,可以在这一职位上闪耀发光。

这一职务为何如此重要?艾伦·格林斯潘是一个巨匠,但是,却是一系列奇怪的因素使得美联储主席的重要性登峰造极。

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