Although there are better Washington memoirs out there, Taylor's is a welcome addition to the pile. Jun 29, Foster rated it it was ok Shelves: This was a quick read, and even though it wasn't the best book I've read - there were still some nuggets of good information. Taylor was an undersecretary at the Treasury in the first Bush term.
He was also very active in achieving African debt forgiveness. Overall, the book reads like it was written for an undergraduate classroom - and maybe it was. Taylor has returned to teaching at Stanford. This style makes it pretty boring in parts, as Taylor seems to be cutting-and-pasting his diary into the book. However, there are the aforementioned nuggets where he does a nice job explaining the nuances of various international financial institutions. I definitely learned something from these.
There are also some memorable anecdotes, such as the story of the school in Kenya. Now I will always remember that "what gets measured, gets done. Jun 20, Joelle rated it liked it.
Sworn in as head of the U. Refresh and try again. Although there are better Washington memoirs out there, Taylor's is a welcome addition to the pile. The court adjourned without fixing new date for his next appearance. Was this review helpful to you? Taylor was born on 23 June at Richmond Virginia. These filmmakers don't ask a single, provocative question, nor do they engage in independent or visionary research of their subject, instead delivering a tedious montage of politely clean and vastly empty comments about an enigmatic and brilliant rock legend, who doesn't deserve to be remembered by this History Channel biography your grandparents can doze off to on a Sunday night.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Sworn in as head of the U. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House situation room, to meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities around the world as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze t Sworn in as head of the U. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House situation room, to meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities around the world as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets worldwide, plans the financial reconstruction of Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises.
From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq's debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor's unparalleled access offers the reader not only an insider's account of a pivotal time in international finance but also an invaluable primer on the policy development and operational strategies that helped Taylor and his team succeed.
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Feb 15, Frank Stein rated it liked it. I read a lot of Washington memoirs, and they tend towards the self-congratulatory or the defensive. This is definitely the former. It helps, however, that John Taylor, the famous Stanford economist, has much to congratulate himself about. Although the early years of the Bush administration were not littered with policy successes, a surprising number of them did come from Taylor's shop, and he knows it. The best part of the book describes Taylor's work establishing the new Iraqi currency.
The Treasury decided to first pay everyone in dollars from frozen Iraqi assets in the US until the Iraqis could decide for themselves what to do. They printed small bills in the Federal Reserve's plant in East Rutherford, New Jersey and flew them to Iraq, after which they assembled scattered Iraqi government records to get these bills to over a million pensioners and civil servants Bush commanded them to pay these people slightly more than the old Saddam policy.
At the same time the U. Treasury assured the populace that the old currency would still be accepted. After the Coalition government was in place, the "Iraqis" decided to replace both the old Saddam dinars at for new dinars and give a to 1 replacement to the "Swiss dinars" that circulated in Kurdistan which actually undervalued that local currency.
Treasury had to contract with the British firm De La Rue and seven other printers across the world to manufacture a new bill. They then had to ship billions of dollars worth on military s to points across Iraq and then institute controls to make sure the bills moved down the chain as receipts moved back up it. As people turned in their old dollars for new dinars, billions in physical dollars piled up in the basement of the Iraqi central bank.
The team then had to establish a special fund in the New York Federal Reserve so Iraq could keep electronic funds secure and then they helped set up an electronic transfer system. Although much in Iraq didn't go right in those years, most of the financial policies did. How did the interview with the first girl-crush " Vital milestones of his personal life, his sexuality, his artistic style and growth, Queen, the band remain unexplored. These filmmakers don't ask a single, provocative question, nor do they engage in independent or visionary research of their subject, instead delivering a tedious montage of politely clean and vastly empty comments about an enigmatic and brilliant rock legend, who doesn't deserve to be remembered by this History Channel biography your grandparents can doze off to on a Sunday night.
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