Janet Yellen to Lead the Fed

POLITICS The Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, 67, the Fed’s vice-chair since 2010, will become the first woman to head the U.S. central bank when her four-year term begins February 1. (USA Today) Use our resources to learn more about the Fed’s powerful Board of Governors. Discussion Ideas Read our basic media spotlight on the Fed’s … Continue reading Janet Yellen to Lead the Fed

Free Advice from Fed Chairman

UNITED STATES Advice from Ben Bernanke Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke outlines “Ten Suggestions,” one of the best, brightest commencement speeches you’ll hear this year. Listen up. Discussion Ideas Commencement speeches are given to graduating students. Universities often invite important leaders to give advice to the graduating class. Read other outstanding speeches here. (I’ll add this one.) Why do students think Princeton University invited Ben Bernanke … Continue reading Free Advice from Fed Chairman