Book notes: Harry White and the American creed, by James Boughton

Harry White and the American creed, by James Boughton

James Boughton, Harry White and the American creed: how a federal bureaucrat created the modern global economy (and failed to get the credit), Yale University Press, November 2021, 464 pages

Harry Dexter White (1892–1948) is among the most influential American economists who ever lived. He was not a powerful theorist like Paul Samuelson or Milton Friedman, or an influential ideologue like … well, Paul Samuelson or Milton Friedman. Rather, he was an institution builder. As a top official at the

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