Leonard Silk

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Leonard Silk

Leonard Solomon Silk (1918–1995) was an American economist, author, and journalist. Silk's diverse areas of interest included global economics, unemployment, banking, and inflation.[1] Silk wrote for Business Week between 1954-1969.[2] He also wrote for the New York Times between 1970–1993, first writing editorials, then beginning in 1976, his own column.[1][2]

Silk was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Montclair, New Jersey.[1]


As author

As editor



  1. ^ a b c "Leonard Silk Papers, 1929-1985 and undated, bulk 1950-1985". Rubenstein Library, Duke University. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ a b Uchitelle, Louis (1995-02-12). "Leonard Silk Dies at 76; Times Columnist Helped the Public to Understand Economics". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  3. ^ Welles, Benjamin. "America's Establishment': A Close-Up Look; The American Establishment, by Leonard Silk and Mark Silk. New York: Basic Books. $13.95." The Christian Science Monitor, October 14, 1980.
  4. ^ Liebman, Walter H. "Balancing the Books." Review of The American Establishment, by Leonard Silk and Mark Silk. Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly [Boston, Mass.], Vol. 60, No. 49, December 8, 1980, p. 37.
  5. ^ "Finance writers win Loeb Awards". The New York Times. May 23, 1962. pp. 63, 69. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Loeb Award Goes To Silk". The Lawton Constitution. 75 (268). Associated Press. August 17, 1977. p. 7. Retrieved February 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Government Investment Series Wins Loeb Award". Los Angeles Times. May 2, 1995. Retrieved February 1, 2019.