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After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics. ---->>>

In 1941 I finished at Allison Intermediate School (grades 7-9), and started at North High School, commuting by bicycle about 5 miles from home to school. ---->>>

In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries on my bicycle to customers who called in orders. ---->>>

Yes, long hours and a hard life for my parents, but for a six to seven year old every new day dawned with fresh excitement when you have not a care in the world, and so much to learn and witness. ---->>>

After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools - except for penmanship, which was not my forte. ---->>>

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects, without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics. ---->>>

Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined. ---->>>

I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes and hot buttermilk biscuits - both made with lard! - that were cooked on the top, or in the oven, of that ancient iron stove. ---->>>

I still have my original social security card signed when I was 13. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-01, 1927
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
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Occupation: Economist
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Vernon Lomax Smith (born January 1, 1927) is an American professor of economics at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics and School of Law in Orange, California, formerly a research scholar at George Mason University Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center, all in Arlington, Virginia (wikipedia)