From the WSJ:
“I think he’s been the most inflationary, dangerous, and power-centered chairman of the Fed in the history of the Fed,” Mr. Gingrich, a former House Speaker, said Wednesday.
Now we can debate whether he is the most dangerous or power-centered chairman of the Fed, but let’s consider the first claim regarding inflation.
Inflation, as measured by the GDP deflator since Bernanke was appointed on February 1, 2006:
Inflation, as measured by the GDP deflator during Arthur Burns’ term as Federal Reserve chairman (February 1, 1970 – March 8, 1978):
Note that the highest rate of inflation during Ben Bernanke’s tenure is below the lowest inflation rate observed during the tenure of Arthur Burns.