Edges and boards have light shelfwear and rubbing. DJ not clipped. Pages tight, crisp and clean. Book appears un-read. 270 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 2000. ISBN: 0743204123. On eight Tuesdays each year, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan convenes a small committee to set the short-term interest rate that can move through the American and world economies like an electric jolt. As much as any, the committee's actions determine the economic well-being of every American. The availability of money for business or consumer loans, mortgages, job creation and overall national economic growth all flows from those decisions.