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Author Greenspan, Alan, 1926-

Title The age of turbulence : adventures in a new world / Alan Greenspan.

Imprint New York : Penguin Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    92 Greenspan,A GRE    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Greenspan,A GRE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 GREENSPAN,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 GREENSPAN,A    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 GREENSPAN,A    Available
Description 531 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [510]-512) and index.
Contents City kid -- The making of an economist -- Economics meets politics -- Private citizen -- Black Monday -- The fall of the wall -- A Democrat's agenda -- Irrational exuberance -- Millennium fever -- Downturn -- The nation challenged -- The universals of economic growth -- The modes of capitalism -- The choices that await China -- The tigers and the elephant -- Russia's sharp elbows -- Latin America and populism -- Current accounts and debt -- Globalization and regulation -- The "conundrum" -- Education and income inequality -- The world retires. But can it afford to? -- Corporate governance -- The long-term energy squeeze -- The Delphic future.
Summary After 9/11, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, knew, if he needed any further reinforcement, that we're living in a new world--the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even 20 years ago. It's a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges. This book is Alan Greenspan's 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 and for ill--channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.--From publisher description.
Subject Greenspan, Alan, 1926-
Government economists -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 9781594201318

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