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By Robert Leeson

Almost all of latest macroeconomics is underpinned by means of a Phillips curve of 1 kind or one other, and this quantity collects for the 1st time the foremost works of 1 of the nice economists. as well as twelve important items, twenty-nine economists together with Lawrence Klein, James Meade, Thomas Sargent, Peter Phillips, David Hendry, William Baumol, Richard Lipsey and Geoffrey Harcourt spotlight and interpret Phillips' ongoing effect. This quantity additionally comprises six of Phillips' formerly unpublished essays, 4 of which have been lengthy idea to were misplaced.

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17 Conversation with Herb Grubel. 18 Megnad Desai noted that Phillips' `hands shook whenever he had to teach, be it to one student or to many', although this may be unconnected to his declining health. 19 Henry Kissinger concluded that the survivors of the Nazi death camps with which he had contact in 1945 `had learnt that looking back meant sorrow, that sorrow was weakness and weakness was synonymous with death' (cited by Isaacson 1992). H. Robertson, who was also a war hero, `was not cut out for the rough life of politicking behind the scenes or for public debate' (Johnson and Johnson 1978, 138).

Relevance Reading about Fultz's inspired dish we can immediately see how it might be a strong guide to intuition for meteorologists. The insight which it provokes works by analogy. Nobody would claim that the dish `was the weather' or that it provided a substitute for a mathematical model of the weather. But the insight is nonetheless powerful: the dish helps an observer to see how such a mathematical model might be constructed. In this it is entirely different from the Ptolomeic system, which acted as a block to intuition.

He was a real genius in that he always saw the main point at issue, spoke of it with the utmost directness and in the simplest possible language, and produced comments and suggestions about it which were somehow obvious when he expressed them but which everyone else had somehow or another overlooked or had muddled up by trying to be clever about them. D. but our meetings simply meant that I learnt from him an immense amount about things about which I knew nothing. On one occasion, after a general sophisticated discussion in the LSE senior common room, he said to me: `You English puzzle me.

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