Alan Greenspan’s “The Age of Turbulence”

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Alan Greenspan’s "The Age of Turbulence"
Alan Greenspan’s remarkable autobiography, The Age of Turbulence, seeks to interweave the colorful world of Greenspan’s life story with his critique and recommendation on economic policy, both past and present. There are a lot of factors in Greenspan’s early life that both shaped his personal outlook and contributed to his interest in economics. The overall aim of the book is to give people insight into Greenspan’s life as well as give some recommendations about the current financial crisis, and what to do about it.
Greenspan had a diverse beginning, one that started with his high school life. After school, decided to apply for military service. Unfortunately for him at the time (but fortunate for...
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..... was the financial advisor to many presidents, and helped run the economy for a long period of time. I found the book very conversational and incredibly important to learning about a life that seems so completely- though indirectly- imbued in my experience as an American citizen and consumer. As American citizens, we should all take interest in our economic goings on and those of the country. Overall, I think it is a book that anyone interested in the workings of the government should read, or the workings of the world economy. I enjoyed The Age Of Turbulence, and think it has a lot of insight as to our current state of economic recession, for better or for worse.
Works Cited
Greenspan, Alan. The Age of Turbulence. USA: Penguin Press, 2007.