Benjamin M. Friedman

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.
 (June 2019)

‘Primary Accumulation 3 (Henry Ford)’; lithograph by Hugo Gellert, 1933

Labor’s Last Hope?

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

by David Webber

June 27, 2019 issue

The skyline of Shanghai, looking from the Haitong Securities Building toward the Pudong financial district, 2007

Whither China?

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World

by Michael Spence

April 5, 2012 issue

A Challenge to the Free Market

The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

by James K. Galbraith

November 6, 2008 issue

FDR & the Depression: The Big Debate

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

by Amity Shlaes

Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal

by Robert D. Leighninger Jr.

November 8, 2007 issue

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