Thurow, Lester

Thurow, Lester (Carl)

(1938–  ) economist; born in Livingston, Mont. He was a Rhodes scholar (1960–62) and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1964. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1968) and was an economic adviser to Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern (1972). He gained wide exposure in both the print and sound media. In The Zero-Sum Society (1980), he argued that the United States was losing ground against its economic competitors. He was dean of the Sloan School of Management at MIT (1987).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Thurow, Lester, "Zero Economic Growth and the Distribution of Income," in Andrew Weintraub, Eli Schwartz, J.
4 Thurow, Lester, The Future of Capitalism, William Morrow & Co., 1996, 74.
Thurow, Lester. The Zero-Sum Solution: Building a World-Class American Economy.
Thurow, Lester, C., (1990), "GATT is dead," The Journal of Accountancy, (September).