Alan Greenspan: The accidental economist

US - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, perhaps the world's best-known and revered economist, on Tuesday said his choice of profession was a matter of chance.

Greenspan said it all started when he was playing as a professional musician in a dance band. In his musical career, the Fed chief played a variety of instruments including the clarinet, the saxophone and the flute.

"I found that in the 20-minute breaks we'd have in between sets that I started to go to the library and read books on