I'm not the person you'd want writing an obituary. In my view, the "Great Man" view of history is mostly inaccurate, and at a more personal level I'm skeptical of the entire notion of personal identity. Thus what we think of as "Paul Volcker" may have little correlation with Volcker's actual lived experience, or his impact on society. Nonetheless, by conventional standards Paul Volcker was unquestionably a Great Man, and one with positive influence on society. Here is nominal and...