A Fertile Mind

For 70 years, trailblazing economist Mason Gaffney ’48 has championed land over capital.

By Mamie Stevenson ’12 | December 7, 2018

Mason Gaffney

Photo by Kendrick Brinson

Mason Gaffney ’48 is a cowboy. Known for his weathered Stetson, genteel swagger, and comprehensive understanding of American terrain, he has ridden outside the herd of mainstream economists for the better part of the last century, arguing that the discipline’s traditional emphasis on capital and commerce is a tragic mistake.

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