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A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profits into Progress by Thomas G. Donlan

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Acknowledgments

Like most writers, I stand on the shoulders of the giants who created the great economic ideas of the world. From that perch I have issued commentary and marginalia. I don’t pretend to have had original thoughts about economics, but I hope I have clearly described a few economic truths.

I thank the economists, journalists, and editors who have informed and inspired me, especially Shlomo Maital, who first introduced me to the study of economics, and J. Stuart Hunter, the statistics professor whose marvelous lectures on a frightening subject somehow got me over my math phobia. I would never have encountered either of them without the generosity of the Sloan Foundation, which funded a fellowship for journalists to study economics at ...

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