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Arthur Seldon: A Life For Liberty

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Arthur Seldon was one of the most influential economists of the late twentieth century. His ideas were key to the changes in economic policies under Margaret Thatcher's government and which spread to many other countries.

Seldon was for thirty years the editorial director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, where he directed a publishing programme which included some of t
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 2nd 2009 by Profile Books
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Arthur Seldon: a life in economics.

Born into a poor London East-End Jewish immigrant family, and orphaned at the age of two, Arthur Seldon (1916-2005) became one Britain’s most influential and controversial economists in the second half of the twentieth century.

To what extent do childhood experiences affect a person’s intellectual ideas later in life? For me, this is a particularly interesting aspect of Colin Robinson’s biography of Arthur Seldon. Arthur was a leading supporter of economic libe
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