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The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan, Sebastian Mallaby

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The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan
Title
The man who knew
Title remainder
the life and times of Alan Greenspan
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Sebastian Mallaby
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A product of more than five years of research, Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan brings into focus the mysterious point where politics and the economy meet. Through Greenspan's story, Mallaby casts every presidency from Nixon to George W. Bush in a fresh new light. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan. --
  • "The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. As the most influential economic statesman of his age, Greenspan spent a lifetime grappling with a momentous shift: the transformation of finance from the regulated system of the postwar era to the free-for-all of the past quarter century. Greenspan's life is a quintessential American success story: raised by a single mother in the Jewish émigré community of Washington Heights, New York, he was a math prodigy who found a niche as a stats-crunching consultant. A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. This led to a perch on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and then to a dazzling array of business and government roles, from which the path to the Fed was relatively clear. A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed's creation a historic mistake, Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power. In his analysis, and in his core mission of keeping inflation in check, he was a maestro indeed, and hailed as such. At his retirement in 2006, he was lauded as the age's necessary man. But then came 2008, and the great crash that did so much to damage Greenspan's reputation. Mallaby argues the conventional wisdom is off base: Greenspan knew more about the risks in irrational markets than almost anyone; the question is why he didn't act. Economic statesmanship, like political statesmanship, is the art of the possible. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan."--Dust jacket
Summary
Traces the life and career of one of the most important economic statesmen of the modern era, describing the array of business and government positions that led to his chairmanship of the Federal Reserve and how the financial crisis of 2008 damaged his reputation
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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10530270
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DLC
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Mallaby, Sebastian
Dewey number
  • 332.1/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB119.G74
LC item number
M35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Greenspan, Alan
  • Economists
  • Government economists
  • Monetary policy
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Greenspan, Alan
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Economists
  • Government economists
  • Monetary policy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of Alan Greenspan
Label
The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan, Sebastian Mallaby
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 695-755) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "He has set a standard" -- Book I: The ideologue. The feeling of a conqueror ; The un-Keynesian ; The rebirth of money ; Ayn Rand's undertaker ; Against the New Frontier -- Book II. The politician. A libertarian for Nixon ; Do-nothingism ; "A minority of one" ; Between Thatcher and Kissinger ; The first housing conundrum ; Republican dreamers ; "Do we really need the Fed?" ; A Republican Volcker ; Without the cigar -- Book III. The central banker. "Greenspan's irrelevant" ; Light Black Monday ; The gun-shy chairman ; "You're the big guru" ; Maestro ; Alan versus Alan ; The zipswitch chairman ; Irrational exuberance ; "The best economy I've ever seen" ; "Uncle Alan will take care of us" ; Alan.com ; "A very surreal environment" ; Lowflation ; The four winds ; "I found a flaw" ; The blind roller skater
Control code
ocn942707479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 781 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204845
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016017300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942707479
Label
The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan, Sebastian Mallaby
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 695-755) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "He has set a standard" -- Book I: The ideologue. The feeling of a conqueror ; The un-Keynesian ; The rebirth of money ; Ayn Rand's undertaker ; Against the New Frontier -- Book II. The politician. A libertarian for Nixon ; Do-nothingism ; "A minority of one" ; Between Thatcher and Kissinger ; The first housing conundrum ; Republican dreamers ; "Do we really need the Fed?" ; A Republican Volcker ; Without the cigar -- Book III. The central banker. "Greenspan's irrelevant" ; Light Black Monday ; The gun-shy chairman ; "You're the big guru" ; Maestro ; Alan versus Alan ; The zipswitch chairman ; Irrational exuberance ; "The best economy I've ever seen" ; "Uncle Alan will take care of us" ; Alan.com ; "A very surreal environment" ; Lowflation ; The four winds ; "I found a flaw" ; The blind roller skater
Control code
ocn942707479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 781 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204845
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016017300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)942707479

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