“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do”
Walter Bagehot (1826 – 1877), British businessman, essayist, Social Darwinist and journalist who wrote about literature, government, and economic affairs. He studied mathematics at University College London and earned a master’s degree in intellectual and moral philosophy. Serving as editor-in-chief of The Economist, Bagehot expanded The Economist’s reporting on the United States and on politics and increased its influence. In honour of his contributions, The Economist’s weekly commentary on current affairs in the UK is entitled “Bagehot”.
Minor planet “2901 Bagehot” discovered (in 1973) by Luboš Kohoutek is named in his honor