Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years - and the presidency, from Reagan to George W. Bush - in a whole new light.
The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007–2009.
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How to understand the economic impact of migration.
Tonight on the program, Frank Bruni discusses President-elect Donald Trump’s on-the-record meeting at The New York Times.
We continue with part two of a conversation with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker.
Next, Sebastian Mallaby introduces his biography of Alan Greenspan, The Man Who Knew.
"Britain's Post-Brexit Warning for Americans Seduced by Trump" is from the September 01, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sebastian Mallaby and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"The Dirty Little Secret of Central Banking" is from the August 23, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sebastian Mallaby and narrated by Sam Scholl.
This edition of CatoAudio features Susan Chamberlin on the politics of Social Security reform; Gene Healy on the criminalization of almost everything; The Washington Post's Sebastian Mallaby on the World Bank and policy prescriptions for economic development; Congressman Cal Dooley on the merits of free trade and the looming political obstacles; Christopher Hitchens on New York City's draconian smoking ban; and more.