18 April, 2008

Glenn Loury

Here is an excellent profile of the Brown economist. Here is his latest diavlog with John McWhorter. Loury has been a public intellectual of sorts over the years, as the article describes, going from very conservative to very liberal positions. One of the things that impresses me most about Loury is that, to hear him speak, you would never guess he was an economist. But scanning his CV indicates that he clearly has a great deal of mathematical and technical acumen. He's not a John Kenneth Galbraith--but he does take conclusions from economics and present them in entirely different ways in a very effective manner.

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