Science: Mathematical Prophet

Carl Snyder is regarded by his friends and admirers as one of the world's wisest students of political and social phenomena, by his critics as an opinionated old windbag. He regards himself as a social scientist who brings scientific method to political prophecy and economic analysis. Onetime Federal Reserve Bank statistician, onetime president of the American Statistical Association, he is now retired to write about his findings (latest book:

Capitalism the Creator}, spends summers in the Berkshires, winters in Arizona, the rest of his time mostly in Manhattan. His writing style is marked by sentences without verbs and other syntactical vagaries. He...

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