Book review: The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan

I am listening to The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan and in the first few chapters I’ve already learned some interesting things.  On economics:

  • The interest rate reflects how much money is available for investing.  Our interest rates are low because people have saved lots of money and are investing it.

About Alan Greenspan:

  • He was raised by a single mom.
  • He learned math from following baseball statistics.
  • His first professional job was playing the saxophone.
  • When the 9/11 attacks happened, he was sitting on a plane on the way home from Zurich.  The plane had to turn around and go back to Zurich.