By George R. Feiwel (auth.), George R. Feiwel (eds.)
This isn't really a festschrift, yet a examine of the prodigious Samuelson phe nomenon, his history-making contributions to and impression at the econom ics of our age, and the difficult, usually puzzling, and divergent traits in smooth economics - all intensely arguable topics that would be argued, scrutinized, and periodically reassessed by means of economists of assorted strands and traditions for future years, for, as Samuelson wrote of Pigou, "immortality does have its expense. " A student with such an out status physique of contributions "must count on different males to swarm approximately it" (1966, p. 1233), topic it to scholarly scrutiny, and problem it. even supposing Paul Samuelson was once sixty five on might 15, 1980 (and our greatest needs exit to him for lengthy lifestyles and persisted enrichment of economics), this can be neither a party nor a meeting of in simple terms the nice Fairies, for, as he himself has stated of Marx, "a nice pupil merits the praise of being judged heavily" and seriously (1972, p. 268). according to the rule of thumb of Roman legislations, audiatur et altera pars, i've got invited consultant students of broadly divergent perceptions to supply their severe overview of the "age of Samuelson. " whereas the reaction was once in most cases fulfilling, a few students have been not able to fulfill the cut-off date, ix x PREFACE and with a lot compunction i've got needed to extend my very own essays to partially fill the gaps.
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