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The Age of Turbulence

Adventures in a New World

Alan Greenspan - Author

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ISBN 9781440635694 | 576 pages | 09 Sep 2008 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life’s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d’horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life’s worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, The Age of Turbulence will stand as Alan Greenspan’s personal and intellectual legacy.

The Age of Turbulence Introduction

1. City Kid
2. The Making of an Economist
3. Economics Meets Politics
4. Private Citizen
5. Black Monday
6. The Fall of the Wall
7. A Democrat's Agenda
8. Irrational Exuberance
9. Millennium Fever
10. Downturn
11. The Nation Challenged
12. The Universals of Economic Growth
13. The Modes of Capitalism
14. The Choices That Await China
15. The Tigers and the Elephant
16. Russia's Sharp Elbows
17. Latin America and Populism
18. Current Accounts and Debt
19. Globalization and Regulation
20. The "Conundrum"
21. Education and Income Inequality
22. The World Retires, But Can It Afford To?
23. Corporate Governance
24. The Long-Term Energy Squeeze
25. The Delphic Future

Acknowledgments
A Note on Sources
Index

“The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham’s a decade ago.”
—Michael Kinsley, The New York Times Book Review

“ Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn’t know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.”
The Boston Globe

“ [Readers] will find that Greenspan’s well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.”
BusinessWeek

“ With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he’s thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.”
—David Leonhardt, The New York Times

“ First rate . . . [The Age of Turbulence] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.”
The Economist


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