We all remember the events of 9/11 with precise detail—where we were, who we were with, and the sheer terror we were feeling at the time. But for Dr. Alan Greenspan, the then Chairman of the Federal Reserve, news of the attacks conjured up a series of frightening scenarios and implications that the vast majority of us were not thinking about at the time.
In this reflection piece, Dr. Greenspan recalls the series of events that followed the attacks and the profound effect it had on our economy as he draws parallels to our most recent life-altering crisis. More specifically, he discusses:
- How tragedy fuels innovation
- Factors that influence economic stability
- The resilience of society and our economic system
Download A Look at September 11, Twenty Years Later today.