bq. Robert L. Heilbroner, who died January 4 at the age of 85, was one of a dwindling generation of professional economists who had broad humanistic curiosity and progressive values, and who wrote graceful prose for a large audience. (“American Prospect”:http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=8999) Heilbroner’s greatest and most enduing work: “The Worldly Philosophers”:http://online.bcc.ctc.edu/econ/econgallery/gallery.htm is a book to which I return over and over to re-read in bits and pieces for its insight into economic ideas and for its humane interest. Here’s “more”:http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/profiles/heilbroner.htm
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher