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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. The Age of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good and for ill-channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. He begins his account on that September 11th morning, but then leaps back to his childhood, and follows the arc of his remarkable life's journey through to his more than 18-year tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, from 1987 to 2006, during a time of transforming change.
Alan Greenspan shares the story of his life first simply with an eye toward doing justice to the extraordinary amount of history he has experienced and shaped. But his other goal is to draw readers along the same learning curve he followed, so they accrue a grasp of his own understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive world events. In the second half of the book, having brought us to the present and armed us with the conceptual tools to follow him forward, Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour de horizon of the global economy. He reveals the universals of economic growth, delves into the specific facts on the ground in each of the major countries and regions of the world, and explains what the trend-lines of globalization are from here. 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.
I have a rather long commute and as a result go through a lot of audiobooks. This audiobook was one of the most boring things i've listened to in a long while. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Jeudi
If you like to read about how screwed up be are financially, this is the book written by the fellow that sure knows our situation. I wish i didn't find it so depressing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by First Mrs. Korade
I gave this book 5 stars primarily for the vast information it contains.
As someone who was a titan in the business and consulting world and then held the post of the... Read more
Alan Greenspan's nearly 20 years at the helm of the Federal Reserve ended badly in 2006 (with the subprime mortgage-led crash following in 2007, but he was formerly called the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steven H. Propp
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A real heady telling of Alan's history and his reign as the 'hand of god' in American finance. You have to either have a solid understanding of economics or the time and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lucas Wagner
Some very interesting economy ups and dwons, towards the end of the book was kind of boring. I think I would like to ready another book similar this one again.Published 9 months ago by ZHU3E
Why would anybody read anything that this charlatan has written? This review must be at least 20 words long, so I will include that he can't see bubbles forming because the only... Read morePublished 10 months ago by SilverMalthusian
Green span - one of the greatest economists of our time - bares all in this intellectual ride through his amazing life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jack