Author Barry Ritholtz and Mark Fisher, CEO of MBF Asset Management discuss how Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed the rising commodity prices in his news conference on Wednesday.

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2 Responses to “Energy Policy: Mark Fisher and Barry Ritholtz”

  1. victor says:

    OK in general terms, most points well discussed, but Mark Fisher’s comment about gas prices and by extension energy prices being low here compared to prices in W. Europe misses an important point: Energy prices are high in Western Europe due to taxation that the citizens of those democracies so want, and yes, they get by because they are rich. What politician would last ONE day here advocating higher gasoline prices? But what about the 1.5 billion people on our planet that yet have to turn a light switch on who have no access to: oil, gasoline, cooking gas, electricity, coal, natural gas because this stuff is too expensive and they are POOR? When you factor in these people, the whole issue becomes more complicated…