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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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Greenspeak: a Study of Environmental Discourse Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Irish English, the unique version of English spoken in Ireland that has developed through the interweaving of the English and Irish language, is dealt with in Paddy Sammon's book 'Greenspeak; Ireland in Her Own Words'.
The second section of 'Greenspeak' (Part II) comprises a Subject Index and a People Index.
Greenspeak: Fifty Years of Environmental Muckraking & Advocacy, by Michael Frame.
Handfield, "Greenspeak," Purchasing Today, July 1996, pp.
Anyone who has seen the chief executive of Virgin Rail, Chris Greenspeak, will have been exposed to that hard-edged and insensitive management already.
In fact, the regulators dislike them so much that they're working toward banning them altogether, though in greenspeak that's called "fostering the adoption of alternate fuels."
Some environmentalists at the meeting concluded that the bank had merely learned a new Orwellian dialect, "Greenspeak." With the bank, it's best to ignore what they say and watch what they do.
& Jonathan Riehl, Presidential Greenspeak: How Presidents Talk About