Harold Laski

1893 - 1950

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Harold Joseph Laski (30 June 1893 – 24 March 1950) was an English political theorist and economist. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party from 1945 to 1946 and was a professor at the London School of Economics from 1926 to 1950. He first promoted pluralism by emphasising the importance of local voluntary communities such as trade unions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Laski has received more than 446,321 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Harold Laski is the 201st most popular economist (up from 227th in 2019), the 1,971st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,441st in 2019) and the 30th most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Harold Laski ranks 201 out of 315Before him are Paul Volcker, Raúl Prebisch, Alvin E. Roth, Adam Müller, Alvin Hansen, and Lars Peter Hansen. After him are Mancur Olson, Jeffrey Sachs, Michel Camdessus, Peter Senge, Albert O. Hirschman, and Arthur Melvin Okun.

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Among people born in 1893, Harold Laski ranks 117Before him are Cedric Gibbons, Ernst Marischka, Bugs Moran, Rued Langgaard, Mina Witkojc, and Jean Acker. After him are Stanisław Szukalski, Olga Baclanova, Bekir Çoban-zade, Herbert Read, Charlotte Bühler, and Beatrice Wood. Among people deceased in 1950, Harold Laski ranks 82Before him are Shigenori Tōgō, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Edgar Lee Masters, Yi Kwang-su, Arturo Alessandri, and Nikolai Luzin. After him are Alma Karlin, Al Jolson, John C. Woods, Raymond Sommer, Ernst Wiechert, and Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Laski ranks 1,971 out of 7,765Before him are Philippa Foot (1920), Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840), Charles Forbes René de Montalembert (1810), Erling Braut Håland (2000), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), and Louisa Adams (1775). After him are Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516), Frederick Scott Archer (1813), Caratacus (15), Ian Wilmut (1944), Mother Shipton (1488), and Margaret of England (1240).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Harold Laski ranks 30Before him are Lionel Robbins (1898), Harriet Martineau (1802), Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), Henry Sidgwick (1838), Israel Kirzner (1930), and John A. Hobson (1858). After him are Roy Harrod (1900), Nassau William Senior (1790), Colin Clark (1905), Tony Atkinson (1944), Antony C. Sutton (1925), and Maurice Dobb (1900).