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Alan Greenspan Misjudged the Risks in the Mid-2000s; Alan Greenspan Was Not a Coward

The standard explanations I have heard for Alan Greenspan's policy of "benign neglect" toward the mid-2000s housing bubble--why he turned down the advice of Ned Gramlich and others to use his regulatory and jawboning powers against it--see Greenspan as motivated by three considerations: 1. Least important: that he would take...
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