Leonard Solomon Silk (May 15, 1918 – February 10, 1995) was an American economist, author, and journalist. Silk's diverse areas of interest included global economics, unemployment, banking, and inflation. Silk wrote for Business Week between 1954 and 1969. He also wrote for the New York Times between 1970 and 1993, first writing editorials, then beginning in 1976, his own column.
Silk was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Montclair, New Jersey.
- The Research Revolution. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960.
- The Economists. New York: Avon Books, 1974.
- Ethics and Profits: The Crisis of Confidence in American Business, with David Vogel. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976.
- Economics in Plain English. Simon and Schuster, 1978.
- Ideals in Collision: The Relationship Between Business & the News Media, with Rawleigh Warner, Jr. Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1979.
- The American Establishment, with Mark Silk. New York: Basic Books, 1980.
- Economics in the Real World. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.
- Capitalism, the Moving Target. New York: Praeger, 1974.
- People: From Impoverishment to Empowerment, with Üner Kirdar. New York University Press, 1995.
- 1961 Gerald Loeb Award for Magazines for "The United States Invents a New Way to Grow"
- 1977 Gerald Loeb Memorial Award
- 1995 Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award
- ^ "Leonard Silk – Library of Congress". id.loc.gov. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
- ^ a b c "Leonard Silk Papers, 1929–1985 and undated, bulk 1950–1985". Rubenstein Library, Duke University. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- ^ a b Uchitelle, Louis (February 12, 1995). "Leonard Silk Dies at 76; Times Columnist Helped the Public to Understand Economics". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Finance writers win Loeb Awards". The New York Times. May 23, 1962. pp. 63, 69. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- ^ "Loeb Award Goes To Silk". The Lawton Constitution. Vol. 75, no. 268. Associated Press. August 17, 1977. p. 7. Retrieved February 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- ^ "Government Investment Series Wins Loeb Award". Los Angeles Times. May 2, 1995. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
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