Chris Farrell: Economics Prof. Robert Fogel saw what's wrong with our retirement system

  • Article by: CHRIS FARRELL
  • Updated: June 15, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Nobel laureate and University of Chicago Prof. Robert W. Fogel died last Tuesday at age 86. Fogel was a remarkable economic historian. In college I read excerpts from his two most famous and controversial books, “Time on the Cross’’ on the economics of slavery and “Railroads and American ­Economic Growth.’’

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