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The age of turbulence : adventures in a new world

Author: Alan Greenspan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alan Greenspan; Alan Greenspan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Greenspan
ISBN: 9781594201318 1594201315 9780713999822 0713999829
OCLC Number: 122973403
Awards: Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007.
Description: 531 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Acknowledgments --
A note on sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan Greenspan.

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