Time Person of the Year 2009: Ben Bernanke
Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2009 is Ben Bernanke, Chair of the US Federal Reserve. In other words, Ben Bernanke is the man who is in control of the US money supply, and therefore a singularly powerful player on the world economic stage. It's not too surprising that Time's man of the year is tied to the current economic climate. However, it's hard to separate the name "Ben Bernanke" from the too-oft-repeated term "bailout".
Is Ben Bernanke a wise choice for Time Magazine's Person of the Year?
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Both the Left and the Right have issues with Time Magazine Person of the Year 2009: Ben Bernanke says the recession is over, even if it may just be wishful thinking: US unemployment hovers around 10% while banks continue to give their own corner-office dwellers massive bonuses while remaining stingy with loans for regular people.
He just happens to be the most powerful nerd on the planet.
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