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Economic education is important investment in nation's future, says Fed chairman

Chairman Ben BernankeMaking sound financial decisions in today's complex economy is a challenge for every American, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. In a recently released message to the public, Bernanke said that meeting this challenge is easier if we understand how the economy functions.

Economic education is critical to the Fed’s mission, he said. Educating the public about the Fed’s monetary policy objectives and actions “helps build confidence in our economic system—another critical factor in keeping our economy running smoothly.”

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“No matter what your age or educational background . . . the Fed has resources to help you learn more about economics,” Bernanke noted. “Education is one of the best investments you can make . . . for the future of your family, your community, and our nation.”