The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of the world with it. There was good reason to fear the worst: the stock market crash of October 1987, his first major crisis as Federal Reserve Chairman, coming just weeks after he assumed control, had come much closer than is even today generally known to freezing the financial system and triggering a genuine financial panic. But the most remarkable thing that happened to the economy after 9/11 was...nothing. What in an earlier day would have meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly.
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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