The Essential Hirschman (by Albert O. Hirschman)


Author(s): Albert O. Hirschman

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2013-10-13
ISBN-10: 0691159904
ISBN-13: 9780691159904
Language: English
Description:
The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest
essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth
century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O.
Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare
ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of
literary imagination. In an age in which our academic disciplines
require ever-greater specialization and narrowness, it is rare to
encounter an intellectual who can transform how we think about
inequality by writing about traffic, or who can slip in a quote
from Flaubert to reveal something surprising about taxes. The… more…

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