Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 15, 1989 - Business & Economics - 798 pages
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This ground-breaking best-seller reveals for the first time how the mighty and mysterious Federal Reserve operates -- and how it manipulated and transformed both the American economy and the world's during the last eight crucial years. Based on extensive interviews with all the major players, Secrets of the Temple takes us inside the government institution that is in some ways more secretive than the CIA and more powerful than the President or Congress.
  

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A great book for insight into the Federal Reserve. - Goodreads
An excellent overview of monetarist vs. - Goodreads
It offers no insight because I am in over my head here. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Pierre Lauzon - Goodreads

This is a large and, at times, a tedious book. It is, however, very educational in that I did not know in detail why the Federal Reserve does what it does. I learned why the Chairman of the Federal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Will Szal - Goodreads

Summary An amazing yet lengthy history of banking and money in the United States up to 1987. Especially the Federal Reserve, the Reagan/Volker era, and the political climate during this time ... Read full review

Contents

The Choice of Wall Street
11
In the Temple
48
A Pact with the Devil
75
Behavior Modification
124
The Liberal Apology
154
The Roller Coaster
181
the money question
223
The God Almighty Dollar
225
That OldTime Religion
405
Slaughter of the Innocents
451
The Turn
495
A Game of Chicken
537
Winners and Losers
570
Morning Again in America
605
The Triumph of Money
668
Appendices
719

Democratic Money
243
The Great Compromise
268
Leaning Against the Wind
304
A Car with Two Drivers
351
Reference Notes
733
Acknowledgments
767
Index
769
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About the author (1989)

William Greider, author of The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans and a former Assistant Managing Editor of The Washington Post, lives in Washington, D.C.

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