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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2011

What would you ask Bernanke?

This afternoon, Ben S. Bernanke will step in front of a lectern in a space across the hall from the Federal Reserve cafeteria and make history: He will be the first Fed chairman to take routine, on-the-record questioning from the media.

The advent of quarterly news conferences is the latest step in the Fed’s long (and slow) process of becoming more open about its monetary policy actions.

What would you ask him if you were there?

@washpostbiz @Neil_Irwin Are near-zero interest rates fair to savers and retired folks on fixed incomes? #askbernankeless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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#askbernanke Why did it take a lawsuit from Bloomberg v.FED Board of Governors to learn that the FED loaned $8 trillion to (6) big banks?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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@Neil_Irwin #askbernanke about his role on the financial crisis, de-regulation, derivatives...less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

First and foremost, ask for his birth certificate. #askbernankeless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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@Neil_Irwin Ask him if the economy will be better by December so I can get a job when I graduate... #askbernankeless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2011

 
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