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How would you rate Benjamin Bernanke's performance as US Federal Reserve Chairman?

I'd give him an A -- His bold action saved the US from sliding into a second Great Depression - 30%
I'd give him a C -- His intervention stabilized the American economy, but that's it - 26%
I'd give him a F -- His 'Quantitative Easing' raised the Fed's debt to staggering--and dangerous--levels - 22%
I'd give him an 'Incomplete' -- We won't know for another ten years whether his actions helped or hurt - 22%
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