Bill Bergman

BFP Senior Financial Analyst, Follow the Money with Bergman

Bill Bergman has 10 years experience as a stock market analyst sandwiched around 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned an M.B.A. as well as an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1990.

Those 28 Pages, and That Empty Safe

A ‘Dog That Didn’t Bark’ on 9/11 Yesterday, Bob Graham gave an interview that included discussion of the events of September 11, 2001 and the possible role of Saudi Arabia.  Graham served as a U.S. Senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005, with positions as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and co-chair of the […]

Money is Funny

The Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policymaking body is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The FOMC includes members of the Fed’s Board of Governors as well as presidents of the Reserve Banks around the country.  The FOMC holds formal meetings eight times a year. The Fed releases formal transcripts for each of these meetings, albeit […]

BFP Book Club: Leaking & Whistleblowing- A Review of Max Holland’s Leak

Max Holland; Leak: Why Mark Felt became Deep Throat; Univ Press of Kansas (March 2012) What was Watergate about?  Who was Mark Felt?  Was he “Deep Throat?” If he was, why did he do it?  Why should we care, now?  These are some of the questions underlying, addressed in, and raised by a new book […]

Patriots – Convenient & Otherwise

Can Boiling Frogs Become Patriots? In September 2005, David Rose wrote an article in Vanity Fair about Sibel Edmonds, the founder of this website.  The article was titled “An Inconvenient Patriot.” Well, let’s step back for a minute.  What is a “patriot?”  How does “patriotism” help illuminate the mission of Boiling Frogs Post?   The Oxford […]