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The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan


作者  /  Sebastian Mallaby

出版社 / PENGUIN GROUP (USA) INC.

出版日期 / 2016/10/11

商品語言 / 英文

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普立茲獎入圍者及《金融時報》編輯Sebastian Mallaby歷經5年編撰,打造最經典的艾倫‧格林斯潘傳記。書中包括格林斯潘的職業生涯及私人生活,以生動的描繪及大量的珍藏資料,闡述這位政治經濟學家的生平。格林斯潘的經濟及政治生涯要追溯回30年前,雷根到布希任職總統的這段期間。他導引下的美國經濟經歷過兩次衰退、一次股市泡沫和一次歷史上最長的增長期。他的人生如同典型的美國夢,與母親居住在位於華盛頓高地的猶太流亡社區,身為數學天才的他發現利基市場而聲名大噪。1968年他更因協助尼克森總統當選,因此入主白宮擔任經濟顧問。作者以精湛的描繪,敘述格林斯潘敏銳及複雜的性格,想一探人稱「經濟學家中的白袍巫師」的格林斯潘,千萬不要錯過這本傳記書。

The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time
 
Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years--and the presidency from Reagan to George W. Bush--in a whole new light. As the most influential economic statesman of his age, Greenspan spent a lifetime grappling with a momentous shift: the transformation of finance from the fixed and regulated system of the post-war era to the free-for-all of the past quarter century. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. 
 
Greenspan's life is a quintessential American success story: raised by a single mother in the Jewish émigré community of Washington Heights, he was a math prodigy who found a niche as a stats-crunching consultant. A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. This led to a perch on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and then to a dazzling array of business and government roles, from which the path to the Fed was relatively clear. A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed's creation a historic mistake, Mallaby shows how Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power. In his analysis, and in his core mission of keeping inflation in check, he was a maestro indeed, and hailed as such. At his retirement in 2006, he was lauded as the age's necessary man, the veritable God in the machine, the global economy's avatar. His memoirs sold for record sums to publishers around the world.
 
But then came 2008. Mallaby's story lands with both feet on the great crash which did so much to damage Alan Greenspan's reputation. Mallaby argues that the conventional wisdom is off base: Greenspan wasn't a naïve ideologue who believed greater regulation was unnecessary. He had pressed for greater regulation of some key areas of finance over the years, and had gotten nowhere. To argue that he didn't know the risks in irrational markets is to miss the point. He knew more than almost anyone; the question is why he didn't act, and whether anyone else could or would have. A close reading of Greenspan's life provides fascinating answers to these questions, answers whose lessons we would do well to heed. Because perhaps Mallaby's greatest lesson is that economic statesmanship, like political statesmanship, is the art of the possible. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan.








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誠品26碼 /2681330069004
ISBN 13 /9781594204845
ISBN 10 /1594204845
EAN /9781594204845

頁數800
尺寸24X16CM
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語言英文
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