Inside the World of Ben Bernanke

The World of Ben Bernanke A glimpse inside the rarified rooms in Washington where the Fed Chairman oversees the U.S. financial system Photographs by Dan Winters for TIME
Dan Winters for TIME

As markets collapsed last year, Bernanke and his aides gathered daily around this speakerphone to plot with Henry Paulson (then at the Treasury Department) and Timothy Geithner (then at the New York Federal Reserve) a way out of the crisis.

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