Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the closest thing to a rock star economist this country has seen, died Monday at 92, NPR has confirmed. He reportedly had prostate cancer.
It has been more than three decades since Volcker stepped down from the Fed. And it’s a safe bet that many younger Americans do not even know his name.
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