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Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, is shown prior to addressing the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith).

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Janet Yellen´s Inequality Speech Revealed a "Closet Conservative"

October 24, 2014, Richard V. Reeves

Following conservative criticism of Janet Yellen following her comments on inequality and opportunity, Richard Reeves examines the content of her speech to find that while it was very liberal in tone, it was very conservative in content.

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