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Hans Singer's Life a Testimony to the Power of Ideas

Hans SingerIn a well-known toast to the Royal Economic Society in 1945, British development theorist Hans Singer assigned to economists the role of "trustees of the possibility of civilization." Today we might say trustees of the possibility of civilized globalization.