September 11, 2001, Alan Greenspan had been Chairman of the Federal
Reserve for 14 years. Traveling overseas on business, Greenspan
"worried about my colleagues at the Federal Reserve. Were they
safe? And their families? The staff would be scrambling to respond
to the crisis. This attack --- the first on US soil since Pearl
Harbor --- would throw the country into turmoil. The question I
needed to focus on was whether the economy would be damaged."
By 1957 Greenspan was so astute at forecasting econom