Next Fed Chair Bets Make 'Hot Parlor Game': Green

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July 18 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "This Matters Now," Bloomberg Businessweek national correspondent Josh Green discusses the behind the scenes jockeying for position in the bid to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as he nears the end of his term and runs down some of the top candidates. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

You bet on who the next chairman will be.

The hot parlor game in washington is who will be the next sec chairman.

There has been a lot of jockeying for position.

Larry summers is making a big behind the scenes been.

The irish online broker is laying odds on all of this.

They called the right last time.

They got it right.

People tend to steer at the all -- the online bookies.

-- stare at the online bookings.

What is interesting is the number 2, roger ferguson.

He is not a name that gets a lot of chatter on the washington social scene.

Why roger ferguson?

He was on the watch for 9/11 when chairman greenspan was on of the country.

Not a front line monetary economist.

Not a guy you see on tv talking a lot.

He would be an historic pick.

The first black fed chairman.

If you talked to some of the more same people, he is a popular name.

Not somebody who is on somebody rents -- somebody's radar.

There is alan krueger, at 25-1. nicholas is 1000-1. the black swan said.

I do not see it.

-- the black swan fed.

If you want to lay that bets, these are the odds.

What is controversial about lawrence summers?

What is controversial is his personality and his personal style.

This is a job where you need to be a diplomatic -- be a diplomat to bring people together.

People think he left the obama and mission early was because there was turmoil.

I likes the with-people think he left the obama administration

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