This thought-provoking new title, by the highly acclaimed author of Wall Street Capitalism and Brief History of Economics, provides a much-needed counterbalance to the mythical distortions of Alan Greenspan. Canterbery exposes Greenspan's fundamentalist market ideology as overwhelming rationality in the making of economic policy. He depicts a Fed selfishly guarding its political independence, even as Greenspan has his way in virtually every major economic and social policy affecting the global economy since the Ford Administration. This book reveals the hidden nodes of power that give the Fed vast authority over the global economy. It also explains why it is so important not only to understand those powers, but also to appreciate why they are resistant to moderation. Key Features Goes behind the scenes of policy-making at the Federal Reserve and the White House to reveal how financial interests are served while ordinary workers' interests are left behind Exposes the many blunders of the Fed leading to self-inflicted financial crises and aggressive interventions that made Greenspan a legend Unmasks Alan Greenspan as a Wall Street insider who has amassed more political power than the President of United States Shows how Greenspan has derailed American Presidents by inept policy decisions Readership: Trade Market: Readers of the financial news (especially those who invest in stocks, bonds and housing) and those with a lively interest in public policy and how it is made; Academic: Supplementary text for professors and university students at all levels in business, finance, money and banking, macroeconomics, principles of economics, economic history, contemporary history, and general social sciences.