Demystifier of The Dismal Science:Walter Heller: 1915-1987

Walter Heller: 1915-1987

Presidential Candidate John F. Kennedy was dubious. Said he to the obscure University of Minnesota professor: "They tell me you're an economist, but you're the first that I've met from outside Cambridge, Mass." Kennedy, however, quickly got over his hesitation about accepting advice from someone unconnected with either Harvard or M.I.T. Walter Heller was so persuasive -- and so adept at translating economic jargon into everyday language -- that the whole nation came to listen, and profit. When he died last week of a heart attack at 71, he had been out of Government office for 23 years, but his high-...

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