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Department of Things I Didn’t Know: Herman Cain edition

at 09:54 AM ET, 09/26/2011


Herman Cain. (Erik S. Lesser - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Herman Cain was director, and ultimately chairman, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City between 1992 and 1996 (official details in pdf form here). It turns out the Atlantic’s Josh Green (who is now Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Josh Green) was on this story back in May, and he’s got some great quotes from Drue Jennings, a lawyer who served alongside Cain. “ “Inflation was always the big bugaboo,” Jennings says, “and when it comes to monetary policy, he was an inflation hawk. I’ll tell you, that’s the most conservative bunch of guys I’ve ever met.”

 
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