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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