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Luxemberg was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and activist of Polish Jewish descent who became a… [More] naturalized German citizen. She was successively a member of various social democratic parties in Europe. She founded what became the Communist party in Germany and was a radical, far-left visionary for Marxist thought. She was shot to death in Berlin. [Less]
1923: Laurence Tisch
Known as “Larry,” he was a Jewish-American businessman, Wall Street investor and self-made… [More] billionaire. He managed hotels and other enterprises and he was the CEO of CBS television network from 1986 to 1995. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees at New York University (NYU) from 1978 to 1998, overseeing a $1 billion capital campaign and major improvements at the university. Today, the performing arts college at NYU is named after him, known as Tisch. [Less]
1934: Daniel Kahneman
Born in Tel Aviv, Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is notable for his… [More] work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work in prospect theory. With Amos Tversky and others, he established a “cognitive basis” for common human errors. He is currently a professor at Princeton University and he is the author of the world-wide best seller “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” [Less]