Sloan: What do the quiet former Fed chair and flashy former bond king share?

Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States | Courtesy of Medill DC/Flickr
Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States | Courtesy of Medill DC/Flickr

You would think that a lawsuit by former bond king Bill Gross and a book by former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke would have nothing in common. But you would be wrong.

When you read Gross’s legal complaint against his former employer, Pimco, and Bernanke’s “The Courage to Act,” you see that despite their fame and riches (actual in Gross’s case, prospective in Bernanke’s) both men are suffering from hurt feelings and want to tell us that they’ve been wronged.

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Allan Sloan is a columnist for The Washington Post. He is a seven-time winner of the Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor. View Archive


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