A Life against the Grain: The Autobiography of an Unconventional Economist

A Life against the Grain: The Autobiography of an Unconventional Economist

by Julian L. Simon, Rita James Simon
     
 

Simon (business administration, U. of Maryland) worked on his autobiography from 1994 until the end of 1996, then spoke of it later but seems not to have revised or added to it. After his death in 1998, his wife Rita went through the some 900 pages of manuscript and produced a publishable version. He was a leading and controversial authority on population economics.… See more details below

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Simon (business administration, U. of Maryland) worked on his autobiography from 1994 until the end of 1996, then spoke of it later but seems not to have revised or added to it. After his death in 1998, his wife Rita went through the some 900 pages of manuscript and produced a publishable version. He was a leading and controversial authority on population economics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Julian Simon left an indelible imprint on the making of economic policy in America...In his autobiography, Simon describes the trials he faced in gaining wide currency for ideas that were once considered heresy."

Jim Heins, University of Illinois

"This autobiography seeks not only to recount a life story--through childhood, college, the Navy, the advertising business, graduate school, the mail-order business, and an academic career as a 'freelance prospector' in numerous fields--but to provide insights into Simon's 'quirky' personality and way of thinking...Recommended for public and academic library collections, lower-division undergradute through professional."

—Choice

"...these pages succeed in capturing and presenting the essence of the man: The persona that shines through in them is unmistakably Simon's own en-gaging, thoughtful, often light-hearted, always unflinchingly honest self."

Nicholas Eberstadt, Washington Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765800732
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.15(d)

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