December 04, 2005

Alan Greenspan: Anglospherist?

While perusing the speeches of Alan Greenspan over the past few years, I've noticed that he has a consistent appreciation for some of the distinctive qualities of Anglospheric cultures. He has spoken numerous times on the importance of economic flexibility to the growth of the American economy and also that of Britain. His commencement address at the Wharton School earlier this year, and a speech in 2004, show that he knows the value of high trust cultures to economic success. He observes that Americans have used their increased wealth to purchase aspects of a more civil and humane society. He reveres Adam Smith and his vision of a free people who act out of economic self-interest but also social sympathy, resulting in a strong civil society. Is Mr. Greenspan perhaps a closet Anglospherist? Posted by Peter Saint-Andre at December 4, 2005 09:16 PM

Well maybe, but lets hope he is a better anglosphereist than he is an objectivist.

Posted by: Adams at December 5, 2005 11:10 AM
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