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October 06, 2007


I am sorry to hear of T. W. Hutchison's passing. One of his Birmingham colleagues told me in 2004 that he was in an old people's home. He (along with CJ Bliss) examined my doctoral thesis at Cambridge University in 1982. His contributions to economics were large and in a better world, his works would have been much better known.

I thought you would like to know that your website was mentioned at Terence Hutchison's funeral today during a tribute by one of his grandsons. There were 23 direct descendants present, including 14 great grand children, and the occasion provided a fitting commemoration of TWH's life. Birmingham University and UCL were represented and there was a reading of a paragraph written by Bob Coates that explained Terence's position as a controversial but respected author. We will all miss him greatly and it is nice to read comments such as those on here (although we know that not everyone agrees!).

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