The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

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Penguin, Sep 9, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
From the bestselling author of The Map and the Territory and Capitalism in America 

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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The book can be divided into these three broad categories of reading, - Being an autobiography he begins with vignettes of his formative years which are of course interesting to read like being in ... Read full review

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Audio. This massive tome is actually two books in one. The first is his autobiography, a great look at his career and his views of several White Houses. I found most interesting how his own thoughts ... Read full review

Contents

THE NATION CHALLENG ED
226
THE UNIVERSALS OF Eco NOMIC GROWTH
249
THE MODES OF CAPITALISM
267
THE CHOICES THAT AWAIT CHINA
294
THE TIGERS AND THE ELEPHANT 3 11
313
LATIN AMERICA AND POPULISM
334
GLOBALIZATION AND REGULATION
363
THE CON UN DRUM
377
EDUCATION AND IN com E INEQUALITY
392
THE WORLD RET RES BUT CAN T AFFORD TO2
409
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
423
THE LONGTERM ENERGY SQUEEZE
437
THE DELPHIC FUTURE
464
Epilogue
507
Acknowledgments
533
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Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 and reared 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 cofounded the economic consulting firm Townsend-Greenspan & Co. From 1974 to 1977, he served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors 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. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller The Age of Turbulence.

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