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Leonard Silk

The American Establishment and How It Views the World

About Leonard Silk

Leonard Silk is the economics columnist for The New York Times. Prior to joining the newspaper, he was the economics editor and editorial page editor for Business Week. He is a five-time recipient of the prestigious Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. His 1978 book, Economics in Plain English, has been updated and revised for release again this year.


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