Farewell to Robert Heilbroner

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

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