June 06, 2003

Greenspan Declared "Honorary Black Man" at Washington, D.C. Event

I swear this is not a story from The Onion. This is honest-to-God fact.

The Washington Times reports today that Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was declared as such at an event for middle-schoolers in the District of Columbia. Also, he was declared "a bad brother."

The event, which took place at John Philip Souza Middle School yesterday, sought to teach kids about personal finances.

FILE PHOTO: Markets fell sharply on the day of this 1997 speech by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan to the Washington-based Cato Institute. "The fish was this big," Greenspan exclaimed as he detailed the exploits of a recent fishing trip to North Carolina. He also spoke about derivatives.

PHOTO CREDIT: Associated Press

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 6, 2003 09:19 AM