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Andrew Glyn

Andrew Glyn, smiling

My friend and colleague, Andrew Glyn, died on December 22. In addition to being one of the world's leading thinkers on postwar capitalism, Andrew was one of the finest people I've ever met.

There are two easy ways to honor Andrew. The first is to read his books, which include Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2006), British Capitalism, Workers, and the Profit Squeeze (Penguin, 1972, with Robert Sutcliffe), Capitalism in Crisis (Pantheon, 1972, also with Robert Sutcliffe), and Capitalism Since 1945 (Basil Blackwell, 1991, with Philip Armstrong and John Harrison).

The second way to honor Andrew is to sponsor his daughter, Tessa, who will be running the London Marathon on April 13 to raise funds for Sobell House Hospice, where Andrew spent his last days.

The Guardian ran a nice obituary by Andrew's long-time collaborator, Bob Sutcliffe.