When you sit back and ponder all the ways in which our government’s functionality might be improved, you immediately seize upon the notion that if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke held news conferences, we’d be that much closer to a true democracy, right?
Probably not. But anyway, Bernanke’s now all about transparency (and says he’s long been a fan), and here he is in his first, enthralling encounter with a roomful of media operatives, held Wednesday in Washington. Thrill to this. —KA