My brother and sister are both older than I am and were born before my father went off to World War I.
Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research.
My early work and publications centered around expanding on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation and its relationship to investment banking.
When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco.