via RJ Matson, NY Observer

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor

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11 Responses to “Irrational Exuberance: Then & Now”

  1. call me ahab says:

    just my impression- but the cartoon makes Bernanke look like a hobo ot maybe Snuffy Smith-

    speaking of hobo’s- where’s dead hobo been

  2. rtalcott says:

    We have met the enemy…how did that pogo thing go?

  3. Pat G. says:

    Look like a couple of used car salesmen. Wait…they are (US$).

  4. alfred e says:

    @BR: Incredibly cool. And true. To be a poet. And your post is poetry.

    There used to be a name for what’s happening: tragicomedy.

    And that’s where we are. Love or hate it. Endure it.

  5. JoWriter says:

    True – verry funny. Greenspan’s comment would have been correct had the lily-livered government folks allowed a couple more Lehman-type collapses. They would have regulated themselves right quick, methinks! Nothing, but nothing, is stronger than the survival instinct.

  6. rleberenz says:

    “We can be trusted to regulate financial markets [under the oversight of the GS board as we buy companies and assets we deem fit, at the expense of the purchasing power of the American consumer base, as we print new bills to fund our campaign].”

  7. Simon says:

    Bernanke’s immaculately trimmed full beard reveals him to be a stretched reincarnation of Doc from the seven dwarfs. Except that Doc was only ever interested in real money and the occasional girl.