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Alan Greenspan : the oracle behind the curtain

Author: E Ray Canterbery
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on Ben S. Bernanke, Arthur Burns, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Federal Reserve, Martin S. Feldstein, Goldilocks economy, Greenspan standard, John Maynard Keynes, Lawrence Lindsey, long term capital management, Robert Rubin, Adam Smith, Social Security system, Wall Street, etc.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alan Greenspan; Alan Greenspan; Alan Greenspan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Ray Canterbery
ISBN: 9812566066 9789812566065
OCLC Number: 61821869
Description: xiii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Greenspan and the myth of his purity --
Adam Smith, free markets and the Greenspan standard --
When markets have failed, Greenspan has been on the scene --
The independence of Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve System --
Fedspeak and the innocent hypocrisy of independence --
White House dependence and the hypocrisy of personal interference --
Greenspanmail redefines the new democrats --
Fed and White House dependence on Wall Street investment bankers --
The fable of the Goldilocks economy --
The wolf at the door of ordinary workers --
Global market failures --
The collapse of the great American stock market bubble --
Derivatives: throwing in the chips --
Fed dependence on Hedge funds? --
Greenspan takes us from Goldilocks to the soft patch and back again --
The housing bubble conumdrum --
Social security: on the cutting edge of Federal budget deficits --
Getting personal with savings, at home and abroad --
King Alan II --
Prospects for reform.
Responsibility: by E. Ray Canterbery.
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Provides a counterbalance to the mythical distortions of Alan Greenspan. This book exposes Greenspan's fundamentalist market ideology as overwhelming rationality in the making of economic policy. It  Read more...

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"Canterbery writes for professional and scholarly readers and also in more popular vein for lay readers. Whatever the subject and the audience, he writes clear and interesting prose."James TobinNobel Read more...

 
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