The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 9, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life’s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d’horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life’s worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, The Age of Turbulence will stand as Alan Greenspan’s personal and intellectual legacy.




  

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User Review  - Samiur - Goodreads

Would have given a higher rating if Alan Greenspan was more forthcoming in at least appreciating the possibility of the FED's lowering of rates, during his time as Chairman, could have led to ... Read full review

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Absolutely required reading for anyone wishing to understand economics as well as issues like income inequality, education, international trade, and so on. The first half of the book is more personal ... Read full review

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Contents

CITY KID
19
THE MAKING OF AN ECONOMIST
38
ECONOMICS MEETS POLITICS
54
PRIVATE CITIZEN
77
BLACK MONDAY
100
THE FALL OF THE WALL
123
A DEMOCRATS AGENDA
142
IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE
164
LATIN AMERICA AND POPULISM
334
CURRENT ACCOUNTS AND DEBT
346
GLOBALIZATION AND REGULATION
363
THE CONUNDRUM
377
EDUCATION AND INCOME INEQUALITY
392
THE WORLD RETIRES BUT CAN IT AFFORD TO?
409
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
423
THE LONGTERM ENERGY SQUEEZE
437

MILLENNIUM FEVER
182
DOWNTURN
206
THE NATION CHALLENGED
226
THE UNIVERSALS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
249
THE MODES OF CAPITALISM
267
THE CHOICES THAT AWAIT CHINA
294
THE TIGERS AND THE ELEPHANT
311
RUSSIAS SHARP ELBOWS
323
THE DELPHIC FUTURE
464
Epilogue
507
Acknowledgments
533
A Note on Sources
537
Bibliography
541
Index
545
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Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. In 1954, he co-founded the economic consulting firm Townsend-Greenspan & Co. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Gerald Ford. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.

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