Seymour Melman

Seymour Melman (December 30, 1917 – December 16, 2004) was an American professor emeritus of industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

He wrote extensively for fifty years on "economic conversion", the ordered transition from military to civilian production by military industries and facilities. Author of The Permanent War Economy and Pentagon Capitalism, he was an economist, writer, and gadfly of the military-industrial complex.

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Economic Conversion
... key figure in promoting the idea of economic conversion was the late Seymour Melman (1917–2004), a professor at Columbia University in the United States ... Regarding differences in the 1970s and the postwar era, Seymour Melman noted that "The problem of conversion from military to civilian work is fundamentally ... Detailed empirical studies conducted by Seymour Melman, John Ullmann, Lloyd J ...