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?
#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?
First and foremost, ask for his birth certificate. #askbernanke