If Greenspan and Bernanke were into instant messaging ...

Posted by: Peter Coy on August 11, 2008

Ordinarily I wouldn’t point you to something that came out way back in March, but I just saw it today and it’s funny. Bess Levin of Dealbreaker.com imagines an IM chat between past Fed Chairman Alan “The Maestro” Greenspan and current Chairman Ben “Gandalf” Bernanke.

One little excerpt:

Maestro69: … What sagely advice did I convey?

GaldalFed: That’s the thing, Big Guy. You suggested I get an adjustable rate mortgage that resets after three years.

Maestro69: ROTFLMAO. shit dropped the phoen again.

Check it out here.



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