The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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The most remarkable thing that happened to the world economy after 9/11 was ... nothing. What would have once meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly, partly due to the efforts of the then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan.

The post 9/11 global economy is a new and turbulent system - vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even twenty years ago. The Age of Turbulence is an incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good or ill, channelled through Greenspan's own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.

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User Review  - nutty7688 - Borders

Since receiving this novel, I have not put it down. Just to know who Alan Greenspan worked side by side with some of the most beloved Presidents is very interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - anominous - Overstock.com

Alan Greenspans book is very informative. I havent finished reading the book but it is definitely a good reading experience. In the book he talked about his life his experience as a chairman of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 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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