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Simon Torracinta is a PhD candidate in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His writing has appeared in n+1 and The New Inquiry.
For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning meant creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty. We could use more of his improvisatory optimism today.
Far from a marginal outsider, a new biography contends, Thorstein Veblen was the most important economic thinker of the Gilded Age.
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