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Author Greenspan, Alan, 1926-

Title The age of turbulence [OverDrive electronic resource] : adventures in a new world / Alan Greenspan.

Publication Info. New York : Books on Tape, 2007.
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System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 287654 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 20:01:00.
Performer Read by Robertson Dean.
Summary In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of the world with it. There was good reason to fear the worst: the stock market crash of October 1987, his first major crisis as Federal Reserve Chairman, coming just weeks after he assumed control, had come much closer than is even today generally known to freezing the financial system and triggering a genuine financial panic. But the most remarkable thing that happened to the economy after 9/11 was ... nothing. What in an earlier day would have meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly. After 9/11 Alan Greenspan 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.
Subject Greenspan, Alan, 1926-
Government economists -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audiobook.
Added Author Dean, Robertson.
Other Form: Original 1415944202 (OCoLC)150479435
ISBN 9781415944219 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1415944210 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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