Bush's superb choice for Fed chairman.

Commentary about business and finance.
Oct. 24 2005 6:05 PM

Big Ben

Bernanke's a great choice for Fed chairman, but is he tough enough on inflation?

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*Corrections, Oct. 25, 2005: Gross originally misstated Bernanke's first name. It is Ben, not Benjamin. Gross also erred about the date Bernanke became chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He became chairman of the CEA in June 2005, not June 2004. Click here  and here  to return to the corrected sentences.

Daniel Gross is a longtime Slate contributor. His most recent book is Better, Stronger, Faster. Follow him on Twitter.