"Bla bla bla." This is what economists say, "Bla bla bla." They say this because they think they know, they think they have answers. Their flaw is that their are no answers; nothing is set. This is the flaw of economics, "Bla bla bla."
Plato, who said, "But to know is a divine right", understood, we, in our form, can not ascertain absolute knowledge; it is the process of learning that is the importance. Assessing flaws and rigorously creating ways is what we do; we need not suffer the consequence of imperfection, for after all, we are not perfect. Yet this study, the understanding of order, thinks it knows. "Bla bla bla".
So when Bernanke, or whoever, stands astutely before a podium, realize, he has not the slightest clue as to what life is. The meaning of life is derived from our own selves, and this is an ever changing feeling. We are not rational, as much as our rationale. Once we achieved godhead then yes, our economia will function proper. Until then, we, mortal, will suffer our consequences. Until then, we will be, and only be.