The Joys of Yiddish and Economics
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Winter 2017/18 issue of The Independent Review.
Humorist, scriptwriter, and RAND Corp. alumnus Leo Rosten studied at the London School of Economics in the 1930s, attended a class by F. A. Hayek, and was a friend and admirer of Milton and Rose Friedman. Little wonder, then, that his well-known book The Joys of Yiddish (1968) is sprinkled with economic insights.
Daniel B. Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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