Leon H. Keyserling: A Progressive Economist by Donald K. Pickens

By Donald K. Pickens

Leon H. Keyserling: A revolutionary Economist is the insightful biography of the existence and considered the influential liberal reformer Leon H. Keyserling. by means of analyzing Keyserling's existence within the context of integrative liberalism, an often-overlooked philosophy of reform within the moment half the 20 th century, the biography goals to discover the origins of the idea that of integrative liberalism and Keyserling's contribution to the idea that via his regulations and politics.

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See Edward A. Purcell, Jr. The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism and the Problem of Value (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1973). 32. Keyserling, “Objectives of the American Liberal Arts College,” 16. 33. , 17–18. 34. , 25. 35. , 27. 36. , 27–35. For Keyserling the citizen did his duty when he was informed and actively engaged in the political and reform processes. For background to the changing concept of citizenship see Michael Schudson, The Good Citizen, A History of American Civic Life (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).

14 Apparently, Harvard Law School was still using the case study method and not the current intellectual rage of legal realism employed at Yale. At Harvard the course of study was rigid. Constitutional law was not a required course. A revised curriculum was agreed upon, but it required no instruction in public law. The professors’ rigidity matched that of the curriculum. ” The fantastic accidents were not over. Because of the Depression, jobs were few but Keyserling had an offer to be a clerk for $1,800 per year for Chadbourne, Stanchfield & Levy.

In braving meteorological storms from the Atlantic and human storms in Beaufort William proved he had the ability to survive and to rescue other people in the community. ”9 It was a fair evaluation of William’s contribution that his eldest son advanced during his life. Jennie, Leon’s mother, significantly contributed to Leon’s development. She read diligently to Leon and the other children. Providing tutors, she closely followed Leon’s progress in Beaufort’s public schools. In the summers Leon and his family went to New York City, visiting relatives and enjoying cultural events.

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