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Greenspan Admits Error in Trusting Free Markets

Greenspan Admits Error in Trusting Free Markets
GREENSPAN
Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times: "Facing a firing line of questions from Washington lawmakers, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman once considered the infallible maestro of the financial system, admitted on Thursday that he 'made a mistake' in trusting that free markets could regulate themselves without government oversight."

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Greenspan was a close friend of Ayn Rand, and was (and may still be) a follower of Rand's extreme right-wing "Objectivist" free-market and anti-government dogma.

For him to admit a "flaw" in that ideology is pretty significant.

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