Econintersect: Is the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board preparing for a career in international finance after his term ends? We have obtained a highly confidential email that gives a hint at a possible career in international financial intermediation services. The chairman's second four-year term ends on January 31, 2014. He is scheduled to remain a board member until January 31, 2020. But, based on the email in our possession, Bernanke may be planning to resign the Board seat to pursue interests in the private sector.
But there is clearly deception afoot. The email indicates that Bernanke is already "moonlighting" with a trial run at the new international finance career. Here is the shocking email:
Note: The email displayed is exactly as received in the Junk Mail folder of an Econintersect staff member.
Editorial comment: We would say more but our tongue is so far inside our cheek that it hurts too much to continue.