Greenspan Retiring

American Voices ISSUE 42•01 Jan 5, 2006

After 18 years of service, Alan Greenspan is retiring as chairman of the Federal Reserve at the age of 79. What do you think?

  • “He's irreplaceable. This Bernanke guy may be an anti-inflation fiscal conservative, but you just can't run the Fed if you've never screwed Ayn Rand.”

    Francis Englund –
    Programmer

  • “I guess the crash-and-burn lifestyle of a 'chairman of the Federal Reserve' finally caught up with the guy.”

    William Oberst –
    Barrister

  • “Wow. He's quitting at the same time as the American economy.”

    Lily Putnam –
    Nurse