Friday, January 7, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

55 Years

Tomorrow I don't plan to touch a computer...unless it is to move it out of the way so that I don't spill paint on it. Therefore, it is with sadness that I ask you now to pause for a moment and to solemnly reflect on the passing of Joseph Alois Schumpeter. Born February 8, 1883 (same year as Keynes) and died January 8, 1950. As you look on his photo, ask yourself the following question: What living economist would have the audacity to repeatedly suggest that his aim in life was to be 'the greatest lover of beautiful women in Vienna, the greatest horseman in Europe, and perhaps, the greatest economist in the world'? We miss you Schump.

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