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Publisher's Summary

A former chair of the Federal Reserve explains the transformation of one our most powerful and consequential institutions. 

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks worldwide have deployed tools that past policymakers and economists might have considered radical. Programs like large-scale securities purchases and a new policy framework remain a source of confusion for investors, journalists, and ordinary citizens alike. Twenty-First Century Monetary Policy demystifies these opaque techniques to reveal how economic ideas, historical events, and political forces have transformed the Fed’s policies over several decades. From the stagflation of the 1970s to the Great Recession and the recent pandemic, Ben S. Bernanke masterfully examines how the Fed’s policies—and the institution itself—may change as it grapples with persistently low interest rates, systemic financial risk, rapid technological change, and polarized politics. With unparalleled depth of expertise and robust historical sweep, Twenty-First Century Monetary Policy is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding modern finance, investments, or U.S. economic policy.

©2022 Ben Bernanke (P)2022 Recorded Books

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don't buy, horrible narration

guy is out of breath. weird cadence, hard to pay attention. I can't get over it. I want my credit back!

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Book was great. Narrator’s voice was not.

The book was Interesting and thought provoking. Worth the listen despite the voice of the narrator

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Academic and Dry

A thoughtful and comprehensive presentation of the history of the fed and monetary policy. Detailed descriptions of the actions and tools deployed during a variety of crisis from the 1970s to 2020. Understandable and detailed it is a great read for someone doing research on the Fed. Very academic. The reader was bone dry in his narration. Too detailed for someone looking for an overview on the Fed's role in our society over the past 50 years.

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Needs better narration

The narrator goes to fast and does not enunciate correctly the words. This makes a difficult topic tiring to follow.

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Learn this book before trying to understand News

Captivating from start to finish. Historical development of what worked and what didnt. Whats Next?