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Our Current Economic Climate

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to present Dr. Robert Heilbroner. Dr. Heilbroner has been studying the great economists ever since he was introduced to them at Harvard University. He graduated summa cum laude in 1940, and went on to practice economics in government and business. During World War II Dr. Heilbroner was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Army. In 1963 he received his PhD from the New School for Social Research. Later Dr. Heilbroner returned there as the Norman Thomas Professor of Economics.

An extremely prolific writer. Dr. Heilbroner's most widely known book was written when he was a graduate student; The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (1953) has been published in more than 30 nations and was revised for the sixth edition in 1987. Included among his other books are The Future as History: The Historic Currents of Our Time and the Direction in Which They are Taking America (1960), The Great Ascent: The Struggle for Economic Development in Our Time (1963), An Inquiry into the Human Prospect (1974), The Nature and Logic of Capitalism (1985), and his most recent book, Behind the Veil of Economics: Essays in the Worldly Philosophy (1988).

Dr. Heilbroner continues to teach and lecture, and his essays and reviews appear frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.

During his presentation Dr. Heilbroner will share with us his thoughts about the current economic climate and his expectations about the coming age. Please join us for what is sure to be an insightful and informative evening. Dr. Heilbroner's presentation begins at 7:00, and will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. To reserve your space at dinner, return the enclosed coupon to the Athenaeum.