Category Archive: Economics

Mar 07

March 7: André Morellet (1727)

It was on this date, March 7, 1727, that French economist and contributor to the Encyclopédie André Morellet was born. After a Jesuit education, he kept all his life the title of the Abbé Morellet without religious conviction: according to the Grande Encyclopédie, he “did more than any in spreading the views of the philosophers,” …

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Sep 28

September 28: Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (1820) It was on this date, September 28, 1820, that German political philosopher and Socialist leader Friedrich Engels was born in Barmen, Prussia. His father ran a factory in Manchester, in the north of England, and sent him there as a young man to gain management experience. But Engels was shocked at the …

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Aug 30

August 30: Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett (1930) It was on this date, August 30, 1930, that Warren Buffett, known as “the Oracle of Omaha,” was born in Omaha, Nebraska. As Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett became perhaps the greatest investor of all time – reportedly worth almost $43 billion – second in wealth only to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. …

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