The 2 EARTH, 1 WATER Personality
The Expressive/ The Wave
Alan Greenspan served five terms as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He originally took office as chairman on August 11, 1987 to fill an unexpired term as a member of the Board of Governors. His last term ended on January 31, 2006. He was appointed chairman by four different presidents.
Greenspan had many fans and many critics. He was a friend of Ayn Rand and followed her philosophy of “Objectivism”. She offered solutions to both sides of his nature.
I remember watching him on TV making his forecasts and sharing his thoughts. He often seemed to struggle, feel torn, continually compromising between two different ways of looking at the concerns at the time. After going off the gold standard, he was quoted as saying he thought the US did extremely well without a central bank and with a gold standard. This change seemed outside his comfort zone. Besides that, people were held prisoner by the Federal Reserve’s actions. This was a very tumultuous time, and the push pull within him played out for the public to see.