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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