Bubble Man

Bubble Man

Alan Greenspan & the Missing 7 Trillion Dollars

Book - 2006
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The destructive legacy of the most powerful man in the world: Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve.In this eye-opening account, Peter Hartcher reexamines the achievements of Alan Greenspan, the man who presided over the 1990s stock-market bubbleperhaps the biggest speculative frenzy in historyand walked away when it came crashing down, with his reputation apparently unscathed. The U.S. economy is still struggling with the fallout from Greenspan's tenure, which includes a bubble in housing prices, a rocky recovery, and a vast federal deficit. His mistakes live on, as does the question of what to do about bubbles.Hartcher's careful investigation of the most financially expensive event in American history results in a gripping tale of failed leadership, excess, and the bizarre politics behind the world's most powerful economy.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393062250
0393062252
Call Number: 332.1109 H2519b
Characteristics: xix, 231 p. ; 22 cm

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