"I [Alan Murray]  got to know Alan Greenspan in the mid-1980s, when I was cub reporter at the Wall Street Journal covering economic statistics. My predecessor had given me a list of economic sources who were ready to jump on the phone at a moment’s notice and provide instant analysis of the data. Greenspan was one. I quickly learned he was not the person to call when I needed a quick and pithy quote to support an already determined narrative. Instead, he was the person to call when I really didn’t understand what was going on. He was the man who knew." Read Alan Murray's article on Alan Greenspan's trajectory.