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Alan Greenspan’s take on the state of the U.S. economy

Kai Ryssdal Mar 14, 2011

This final note today, something to take our minds off Japan. Something a little lighter. Something, perhaps, from the mind of Alan Greenspan.

Yes, I know that’s a non-sequitur, but still. The former Fed Chairman’s out with a new paper in which he says, and here I quote: “Excessive government activism is responsible for the still-shaky state of the economy. Government-created uncertainties,” Greenspan says, “have made companies reluctant to spend.”

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