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date: 21 October 2019

Lubin, Isadorlocked

(09 June 1896–06 July 1978)
  • Barbara Blumberg

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Lubin, Isador (09 June 1896–06 July 1978), economist and government official, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Lithuanian and Polish Jewish immigrants Harris Lubin and Hinda Francke. His father owned a store in Worcester that sold work clothes on credit. While attending high school and Clark University in Worcester, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1916, Lubin worked for his father as a bill collector. This experience showed him the vicissitudes of industrial labor and the need for unemployment insurance. Frequently, his father’s customers could not pay because of seasonal mill layoffs. In college, Lubin became intrigued with the writings of ...

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