Time to Wildly Speculate Over Who Will be the Next Vice Chair at the Fed
Um, you didn't have anything better to do, did you?
The search to fill vacancies at the Federal Reserve is being led by President Barack Obama’s Treasury secretary and chief economic adviser, indicating Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will get support for his policies as he tries to support growth while withdrawing monetary stimulus.
Of course, every great villain needs a sidekick to ride bitch.
Possible Kohn successors, according to Fed watchers and former officials, include Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, 57, who’s backed tougher bank regulation; Christina Romer, 51, an architect of the administration’s 2009 fiscal stimulus; and San Francisco Fed President Janet Yellen, 63, one of the central bank’s top advocates of lower interest rates.
Fedwatchers need to get their shit together; Romer and Yellen were possible successors for Bernanke too. It's not even worth me freaking out over the mention of Janet Yellen at this point, there is no way even Tim Geithner is that insane.
So? It's too early for me to make a guess, I'm trying to channel my inner money-printing maniac to see what the stars have to say.