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

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Simon & Schuster, 1987 - 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. Book jacket.

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

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

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

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
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Journalist William Harold Greider caught public attention in 1981 with an article he wrote for the Atlantic Monthly entitled The Education of David Stockman, about the initiation of then President Reagan's new director of the Office of Management and Budget. Greider documented Stockman's decline from optimism as he struggled to balance the federal budget while accommodating the president's fiscal plan to reduce income taxes and increase defense spending, which became known as "Reaganomics." Its depth of political analysis won Greider several awards. In 1982 the article was included in a book, The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans. William Harold Greider was born in 1936 and graduated from Princeton University in 1958. He is a columnist and the national affairs editor for Rolling Stone magazine. He has also written the books Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country (1988), The Trouble with Money: A Prescription for America's Financial Fever (1989), and Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy (1992).

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