Davey Johnson Newsbeat
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reads blogs. Well, baseball blogs.
Appearing at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy on Monday, Mr. Bernanke offered a few glimpses into his life outside the central bank.
Yes, he does peruse the Internet from time to time.
“Blogs have become a pretty important source of intellectual exchange,” the Fed chief said, noting that the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta both maintain active blogs. But is that how he spends his time browsing online?
“I follow a lot of baseball blogs myself, actually,” he said. That shouldn’t surprise Wall Street Journal readers who learned Mr. Bernanke’s high opinion of Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson’s ability to combine intuition and rigorous statistical analysis in an October 2012 editorial from the “unabashed Nats fan.”
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