A Profile of Alan Greenspan
March 29, 2005 8:30 PM   Subscribe

Alan Greenspan Takes A Bath : a profile of Greenspan
posted by Gyan (8 comments total)
I guess the folks at H4x0r Economics had it right all along.
posted by furtive at 10:15 PM on March 29, 2005

[this is good]

but, GQ not having a "print this page" and making me click through 11 pages...

[that is bad]
posted by gen at 11:00 PM on March 29, 2005

printing out pages is bad too.

the content is cool though. :)
posted by woil at 11:54 PM on March 29, 2005

That was ridiculously long, but the writing was great. Good reporting.

I never realized Greenspan was a Randian bozo. And I can't help but think Greenspan deserves to have his 18-year legacy destroyed by making such a stupid deal with Bush. But then again, maybe he assumed he could trust Bush, which is a really bad assumption to make about that guy...

And I'd bet you dollars to doughnuts that Bush's betrayal was intentional. Greenspan fucked Daddy: the Bush's hold a grudge. Forever.
posted by teece at 12:23 AM on March 30, 2005

Neat piece, HORRIBLE web design. 9pt text is unreadable on my LCD, and increasing the font size forces the text to flow over the footer into the dark grey background below. Grrrr!
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:20 AM on March 30, 2005

Greate article, although just as he begins to cover Greenspan's daily routine they cut it short in the bathtub. I smell a biography.
posted by furtive at 8:00 AM on March 30, 2005

There was a great piece on him in the New Yorker (?) some time ago that was very similar to this. I think it's interesting that he wen to Julliard and played in a jazz band before embarking on his career in finance.
posted by nyterrant at 8:25 AM on March 30, 2005

In my high school econ class we had a little mock shrine to Greenspan that we'd occasionally bow to. It's amazing how few people acknowledge the influence he has on fiscal policy.
posted by mikeh at 9:55 AM on March 30, 2005

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