Alan Greenspan

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Alan Greenspan.

Alan Greenspan (born 6 Marc 1926) is a Jewish economist who was Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.

At least previously, he was closely associated with Randian Objectivism and a friend of the also Jewish Ayn Rand. E. Ray Canterbery has chronicled Greenspan's relationship with Rand, and has argued that the influence had pernicious effects on Greenspan's monetary policy.[1]

The easy-money policies of the Fed during Greenspan's tenure have been argued to be a leading cause of the dotcom bubble, and the subprime mortgage crisis (occurring within a year of his leaving the Fed).

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  1. Canterbery, E. Ray (2006). Alan Greenspan: The Oracle Behind the Curtain. Singapore: World Scientific.
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