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Volcker

The Triumph of Persistence
Silber, William L. (Book - 2012 )
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Volcker


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Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents--three Democrats and two Republicans--have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker. During his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, when he battled the Great Inflation of the 1970s, Volcker did nothing less than restore the reputation of an American financial system on the verge of collapse. After the 2008 financial meltdown, the nation turned again to Volcker to restore trust. Volcker's career demonstrated that a determined central banker can prevail over economic turmoil--so long as he can resist relentless political pressure. His resolve and independent thinking--sorely tested by Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan--laid the foundation for a generation of economic stability. Indeed, William L. Silber argues, it was only Volcker's toughness on monetary policy that "forced Reagan to be Reagan" and to rein in America's deficit.--From publisher description.
Authors: Silber, William L.
Title: Volcker
the triumph of persistence
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Press,, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: viii, 454 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Contents: Introduction: more than a central banker
Prologue: the three crises of Paul Volcker
Part I: Background. The early years
Apprenticeship
part II: Confronting gold, 1969-1974. Battle plan
Gamble
Transformation
Comprimise
Part III: Fighting inflation, 1979-1987. Prelude
Challenge
The plan
Sticking to it
New territory
The only game in town
The end of the beginning
Follow-through
The resignations
An equestrian statue
Part IV: The twenty-first century. In retrospect
The rule
Trust
Personal records and correspondence
Photographs and cartoons
Summary: Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents--three Democrats and two Republicans--have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker. During his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, when he battled the Great Inflation of the 1970s, Volcker did nothing less than restore the reputation of an American financial system on the verge of collapse. After the 2008 financial meltdown, the nation turned again to Volcker to restore trust. Volcker's career demonstrated that a determined central banker can prevail over economic turmoil--so long as he can resist relentless political pressure. His resolve and independent thinking--sorely tested by Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan--laid the foundation for a generation of economic stability. Indeed, William L. Silber argues, it was only Volcker's toughness on monetary policy that "forced Reagan to be Reagan" and to rein in America's deficit.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781608190706
1608190706
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for freak's sake is it not one usurous snow after another ? No disrespect to the US Banking people but NZers pay heaps of interest and heaps of bank charges and the end result appears very expensive farm land and wages that tip heaps back on the mortgage

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Congrats on a seriously pathetic puff job, folks! All that really need be said is how long and how much and for how much remuneration Volcker worked for the Rockefellers - - no secret that!

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