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George Goodman, aka TV’s “Adam Smith,” dies at 83

January 4, 2014 • Entertainment

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This July 2009 photo provided by courtesy of the Goodman Family Collection shows George Goodman at home in Princeton, N.J. Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym “Adam Smith” made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at age 83. Goodman’s son, Mark Goodman, said his father died at the University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis. (AP Photo/Goodman Family Collection, Mark Goodman)

NEW YORK (AP) — George Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym “Adam Smith” made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday at age 83.

Goodman’s son, Mark Goodman, said his father died at the University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis.

Starting in the 1950s, the elder Goodman had a long, diverse and accomplished career, whether as a founder of New York Magazine, as a best-selling business author or as the personable host of “Adam Smith’s Money World.”

Known as “Jerry” to his friends, he prided himself on making arcane debates Login to read more

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