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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Greenspan Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The most remarkable thing that happened to the world economy after 9/11 was—nothing. What would have once meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly, partly due to the efforts of the then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan.The post-9/11 global economy is a new and turbulent system—vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even twenty years ago. The Age of Turbulence is an 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 or ill, channeled through Greenspan's own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Abdulaziz Alseja | 2/17/2014

    " A lot of data. Greenspan trying to shift the blame of his 25 years as Fed chairman on to things "out of his control". Redundant, You really have to get into the mood for this one and again some. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Iponk BrandNew | 2/8/2014

    " as the economist said Not many surprises in this memoir-cum-essay except that it is an unexpectedly enjoyable read =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Charles | 1/18/2014

    " Combination of Greenspan's backstory and premise for beginning to understand global economic theory. I enjoyed it but Greenspan can get unecessarily wordy, really quick. I am an econ dork so I really took alot away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew Gillette | 1/13/2014

    " This book chronicles the life of Alan Greenspan and how his background and philosophy brought him into being the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve. The book provides interesting perspective from a man who proclaims to distance himself from politics but is in fact very much involved in them. It is a biography, so it is probably very accurate and its an enjoyable read. My only criticism is that anyone expecting to find a review of economic theory as applied through the experiences of Mr. Greenspan, will not find it. The book is a narrative rather than an academic piece. "

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