Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tell these fucking colonels to get this fucking economist out of jail.

Today is October 18th. It is 41 years since Greece voted for Andreas Papandreou with a 48% vote percentage to be elected as prime minister, fundamentally changing the course of history for Greece. Positively or negatively, this is still debated, but the change was real.

On October 6th, Roy Radner passed away at the age of 95. He was a faculty member at our department and a famous microeconomist with a highly distinguished career. Many others have written about him and his accomplishments as an economist and academic, so I will not try to do the same.
But Roy also played an important role in making that election in 1981 possible. Why? Let me tell you his story.