Sorry to bring the conversation back to economics, but I think this is relevant to ideology, practice, and intellectuals. It is an example of how theories are useless unless they can be put in practice.
As an intellectual, Bernanke’s opinion was that the government should be aggressively proactive in helping the economy, however, as Chairman of the Fed, Bernanke is not exhausting all his resources. Why? What’s stopping him?
The article cites several reasons why there could be this incongruity: political, institutional, or personal.
What/where is his struggle with power?