March 2, 2007
A funny one on performative utterances:
“They are marketed as “intimate conversations” with Alan Greenspan, and groups pay about $150,000 to hear his economic outlook.
But on Thursday, for the second time this week, these private chats went public, jolting financial markets around the world and upstaging Ben S. Bernanke, Greenspan’s successor as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
First on Monday and then again on Thursday, Greenspan upset stock markets merely by uttering the word “recession” and saying that one might but probably would not occur by the end of this year.”
The complete news: Herald Tribune (March 2, 2007).