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Above a shearer’s feast ten thousand goose-feathered arrows through the wind-
holes launched the quinqueremes
think of the sound that filled the air above the oarsmen
of all that’s left of the stateless king
roped to a post at the beachhead his eyelids cut from his eyes
his tears a violet iodine.
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in your carpeted office you lay my life down / and say open up to that small room in my sternum.
In his new book, the former Fed chair cuts through economic orthodoxy on central banking. But he fails to reckon deeply with its political consequences.