Should You Care About Bernanke's Reappointment?

Typical Americans might be wondering: Why should I care whether Ben Bernanke is reappointed as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board?

All this discussion about whether or not the Senate will confirm Bernanke for a second term can seem very removed from your everyday life. Supporting yourself (and perhaps a family) is hard enough, never mind whether you should support President Obama's choice of the bearded economist for another term running a board of other economists doing who knows exactly what.