Robert Lekachman

Lekachman's signature Robert Lekachman (May 12, 1920 – January 14, 1989) was an economist known for his extensive advocacy of state intervention.

He received both his A.B. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Lekachman was also noted for an interpretation of Keynes's ''General Theory'' that made central its rejection of Say's Law (in favor of Walras' law). Lekachman identified as a socialist.

In his obituary, the ''New York Times'' wrote: "Throughout his career Dr. Lekachman espoused a philosophy that sought to promote social justice simultaneously with economic growth. He advocated compassion on the part of government toward the underprivileged. His last published work, which appeared last week in The Nation magazine, was a cautionary article of advice to President-elect George Bush."

He died at his Manhattan home of liver cancer, survived by his wife Eva, who donated his papers in 1995. Provided by Wikipedia
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