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The Significance of Robert M Solow

The Significance of Robert M Solow Sukumar Muralidharan ROBERT M SOLOW's place in the Nobel hall of fame is richly merited. We have heard, for instance, of his services in dulling public sensitivity to the ecological holocaust that planet earth is hurtling towards, under the impetus of today's military industrialism. ' At the same time, we are told, he has also had a role in strengthening the ideological hegemony of the 'ruling class', by engendering a limitless vision of growth possibilities in the popular understanding.2 However, neither of these characterisations does justice to the full scope of Solow's con- tribution to contemporary economic thought.

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