Fed chair warns nation’s budget on ‘unsustainable path’

The World

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had troubling words when he testified before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. In describing the state of the economy, Bernanke said that the nation’s budget ‘appears to be on an unsustainable path.’ The New York Times’ Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story, explains that the chairman’s critique is a serious matter, and discusses the possible further economic pitfalls that lie ahead.

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