How One Central Banker Thinks About His Entire Life

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Paul Volcker is one of the most famous Federal Reserve chairs of all time. He's now widely-regarded as single-handedly halting a period of severe inflation in the U.S. during the late 1970s and early 1980s. But his reputation wasn't always so secure and at the time, he was often criticized for the way he approached monetary policy. So how does a central banker like Volcker view his legacy and what does he want to be remembered for? Christine Harper, the editor of Bloomberg Markets, spent two years working with Volcker to co-author his autobiography, “Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government.” Here, she talks about that experience and what Volcker did (and didn't) want to be put in the book.

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