I join a long line of folks that regret Fred's passing. I am one if his doctoral students, but unlike some I've not had the privilege of finishing with him. He taught me so much and changed the way I think of the economy and society in general. I'll never be the same. Fred taught me that economics is about social provisioning, and that social provisioning is about people.
I'll never forget that and I'll never forget him. He'll always be in my economics.
The last thing he told me was that,"You should never hold back, even if it makes them uncomfortable."
I won't disappoint him.
Rest in peace Fred.
I share the grief of those who have already posted about Fred's death. I wish to note that despite his illness, Fred worked tirelessly in helping to ensure that AFEE, and especially the JEI, continue to be strong. In Fact, Jan Knoedler, Eric Hake, and I received an e-mail from Fred just a week ago in which he asked us to keep him engaged in the work we have been doing with various publishers on the future of the JEI. Irrepressible and irreplaceable in the world of heterodox economics, Fred's legacy will always endure.
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Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 3:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [AFEEMAIL] Fred LeeDear all,
This is very sad news indeed! My thoughts are with Fred's family and also with his colleagues and students.David
On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Henry, John <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It is with great sadness that I inform members of the AFEE community that Professor Lee passed away last night. Given his deterioration over the last week, this was something of a welcome relief. The tentative date for his memorial service is November 8, but an announcement as to the details will be forthcoming.
John F. HenryDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City5100 Rockhill RoadKansas City, MO 64110-2449Email: [log in to unmask]