Kenneth Arrow dies at 95 and what is it about longevity and to economists?

An econ icon sadly passed away at 95 yesterday but what a life. Below is a link to what the NY Times’ wrote about this most excellent theoretical economist, the first to win a Nobel Prize in Economics.

What is it with well known economists and longevity? Sadly, Tobin died at a youthful 85 but Samuelson went out the Big Door at 94, Arrow at 95, Friedman at 95, Schelling at 95, Galbrieth at 97 and Coase stubbornly didn’t shuffle off the mortal coil until almost 103.

This is pre NR. Just how much oatmeal did they eat??

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