The Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World by Alan GreenspanThe Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World by Alan Greenspan

The Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World

byAlan Greenspan

Paperback | September 9, 2008

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From the bestselling author of The Map and the Territory and Capitalism in America 

The Age Of Turbulence
is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life’s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d’horizon of the global economy. 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.
Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 and reared in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from New York University. From 1974 to 1977, he served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under P...
Title:The Age Of Turbulence: Adventures In A New WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.42 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143114166

ISBN - 13:9780143114161


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greenspan is a titan I read this while in Kathmandu, and glad I did. Greenspan explains the underpinnings of the 'irrational exuberance' mode of thought, although disappointingly being left in the dark when the Great Recession hit. He is understandably a titan in the finance and economic policy world.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Worthwhile Read! Insightful perspective from the top into the complex world of politics and global finance. Greenspan's chapters on his early years, his relationship with various Presidents and his analysis on oil are fascinating. As soon as he begins to talk about hedge funds and investment strategies, the casual reader starts to struggle. Greenspan is a steadfast adherent to the market economy as risk-taking and creative destruction have led to prosperity. However, he also alludes that the global economy is so complex and fuid that even experts like himself do not completely grasp it. This book is not for the casual reader - it is geared towards those who are really into the worlds of Wall Street and Washington DC.
Date published: 2008-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit unexpected This book was much more personal than I expected. I was impressed with his humility but mostly facinated by his perspective of world history.
Date published: 2008-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read if you are interested in Economics and Politics Very Interesting and he has a different perspective on all the presidents that he worked with over the years.
Date published: 2008-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Economic Masterpiece! "Creative destruction" for other economic writers... in general terms a friendly book that goes from Greenspan's early years to a bold forecast of how the economic world will look towards 2030, of course, passing through other 23 chapters (25 in total) of all of his (personal and professional) experiences as a musician, an economics entrepreneur, a political advisor, even a philosopher! His review of international economics is breathtaking... his remarks on what he considers the 3 essential aspects of global growth in any given country enlightening (1. Extent of competition and openess to trade. 2. Quality of institutions and 3. Success of economic policies). 505 pages of "creative destruction" you cannot afford not to read...
Date published: 2007-12-05

Editorial Reviews

?The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham?s a decade ago.? ?Michael Kinsley, The New York Times Book Review ? Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn?t know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.? ?The Boston Globe ? [Readers] will find that Greenspan?s well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.? ?BusinessWeek ? With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he?s thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.? ?David Leonhardt, The New York Times ? First rate . . . [The Age of Turbulence] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.? ?The Economist