Tag Archives: Alan Greenspan

Free Market Fundamentalism: Top Ten Failings

Like any fundamentalism, Free Market Fundamentalism is necessarily involved in a profound denial of many aspects of reality. What is worse for us all, is that since around 1980 we have been all involved in a massive experiment to see … Continue reading

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Alan Greenspan: Hedgehog with One Mental Model

I was asked the following question about Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve: There is a video on YouTube of Alan Greenspan of the US Federal Reserve-see ”I still do not fully understand what happened – What can … Continue reading

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How Ayn Rand Became the New Right’s Version of Marx

There is a great article on Ayn Rand in today’s UK Guardian pointing out her essentially psychopathic nature as well as her contribution to the current financial crisis via Alan Greenspan. George Monbiot at his best: Her psychopathic ideas made … Continue reading

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Top Ten Conflict Tips for Avoiding the Next Financial Meltdown

It seems to me that the Financial sector has learned nothing from the recent Financial Crisis, and is already hard at work creating the next one, making sure that no pesky regulations are introduced that might avoid future massive tax … Continue reading

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So Who Did Cause the Financial Crisis: clue: aka Greenspan’s Folly?

The US bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission reported in 2011 the following guilty parties, who are not getting the credit they deserve for causing such an appalling mess through their gross incompetence and arrogance: Alan Greenspan Chairman of the Federal … Continue reading

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Albert Hirschman, Alan Greenspan and the Problem of Intellectual Capture

There is a brilliant piece that I feel I must print in full on 3 Quarks Daily from Triple Crisis http://triplecrisis.com/the-problem-of-intellectual-capture/ by the ever insightful Mark Blyth . It takes the concept of intellectual capture from one of my favorite … Continue reading

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