Today I was recalling one of many lectures by Dr. Mandelstamm and decided to google him. I am sad to learn of his passing 1.5 years ago. I attended his Principles of Economics classes during '78-'79 in McBryde Auditorium at Va Tech. We came for his stories, and through those stories, he taught us economic lessons that we would remember for a life time. Tech was on the quarter calendar back then. After receiving two B's, I finally earned an A in the spring quarter, and like others who left messages here, in the summer of '79, I received the highly prized letter of congratulations from one of my favorite college professors.
I hope Al is enjoying all the gefilte fish balls in heaven - way past the point of diminishing returns.