American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
Paul Samuelson

MIT professor Samuelson won the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his work to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory. The Gary, Indiana, native, father of triplets, and frequent Newsweek columnist once assailed fellow economists who were reluctant to use mathematics as an analytical tool, saying they performed "mental gymnastics of a peculiarly depraved type."

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