Daniel Bell

Sad news has come that Professor Daniel Bell has passed away. Bell was an early and profound influence on my thinking through his seminal book, The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society. That book shaped the discussion of our economic transformation for generations of thinkers. And generations of policymakers. If you scratch the surface of the debate over the changing nature of our economy, you will find it is built on the framework constructed by Bell.
While I now disagree with some of the concepts Bell elucidated in his work, I am profound grateful for his contribution. His path-breaking work helped us all better understand the world we live in. May he rest in peace.

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