Alan Greenspan


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Alan Greenspan

Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. He was chairman during both the 1987 stock market crash and the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s. In both circumstances, he saw to it that the Federal Reserve served as a source of liquidity in order to ensure the global economy continued to function. He kept interest rates low during the dot-com bubble of the 1990s. He was criticized during the late 2000s recession for supporting the unfettered free market policies that led to the housing bubble and unregulated derivatives. He became a friend and follower of Ayn Rand in the 1950s and remains controversial today.
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This might be taken as just a bizarre comment, except that, of course, Alan Greenspan had some considerable influence in driving us to the current financial meltdown through his opposition to regulation of derivatives.
Alan Greenspan joining us as BOMA International celebrates 100 years of service to the commercial real estate industry," said BOMA International chairman and CEO Kurt R.
Now in a new book called Bubble Man: Alan Greenspan and the Missing 7 Trillion Dollars Peter Hartcher, the former Washington bureau chief for the Australian Financial Review, condemns Greenspan for the stock market crash of 2001.
Remarks by Chairman Alan Greenspan, "Energy," before the Japan Business Federation, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2005.
ITEM: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for February 23 commented: "For a champion of fiscal discipline, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is surprisingly tolerant of what passes for restraint nowadays.
Alan Greenspan yesterday collects his honorary knighthood from the Queen with his wife Andrea Mitchell at his side and the Duke of Edinburgh, at Balmoral castle in the Scottish Highlands
As large businesses, banks, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan and both houses of Congress continue to take ever-stronger steps to limit the power of the FASB, its seven board members must be drawing a parallel.
Alan Greenspan will present the keynote address at the second annual Alternative Public Strategies Conference 2008.
And former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan was calling it a "conundrum," Davis observes.
WASHINGTON - Alan Greenspan is planning to write a book about his 18 years as chairman of the Federal Reserve system.
The curtain has finally closed on the eighteen-year tenure of Chairman Alan Greenspan, and we would like to draw some lessons from the policies implemented by this great leader of the U.
Under the gold standard," Alan Greenspan wrote in Ayn Rand's 1966 book Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, "a free banking system stands as the protector of an economy's stability and balanced growth.