Date of Birth: 01/22/1925
Place of birth: Kilkenny
Raymond Crotty was born on January 22, 1925 in Kilkenny (Kilkenny), a small historic town in the south-east of the country, and there is also increased. When he was in high school for boys St. Kieran`s College, in his spare time Crotty started to breed pigs. Instead of having to go to university, Raymond went on to engage in agriculture, who are interested seriously, and in 1942 went to work for a farmer-relative. A year later, he still held a one-year course at the College of Agriculture Albert (Albert Agricultural College) in Glasnevin, a district of Dublin (Glasnevin, Dublin). In 1945, Crotty has acquired a small farm with land of 204 acres in Danbelle (Dunbell), near Kilkenny, and spent the next 20 years, putting into practice the knowledge acquired in the agricultural college.
In 1956, while still being a farmer, Crotty was the part-time students at the University of London (University of London) and in 1959 received a bachelor`s degree in economics. He spent another two years at the London School of Economics (London School of Economics) and received a master`s degree in economics. In 1961 he became a lecturer Crotty Agricultural Economics in the University of Wales (University of Wales) Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth). In the 60s Crotty sold his farm and became an economic adviser to various development agencies, including the World Bank (World Bank). Through his work, he traveled to the most remote corners of the world and visited many developing countries, including Latin America (Latin America), India (India) and Africa (Africa). In 1976, Raymond Crotty received a position at the University of Sussex (University of Sussex). In 1982 he became a professor of Statistics at Trinity College in Dublin (Trinity College, Dublin).
Crotty was a prolific writer, from the pen of which overlook numerous books, brochures, articles and open letters on topics such as economics, history, and the union of Ireland and Europe. His latest work, `When Histories Collide: The Development and Impact of Individualistic Capitalism`, was edited by his son Raymond and published posthumously in 2001. This is an economic history of mankind from the earliest times to the present day. Reviewing the book on behalf of the American Sociological Association (American Sociological Association), Professor Michael Mann (Michael Mann) from the University of California in Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA) described it as` an outstanding book cheloveka` outstanding and recommended to the mandatory reading.
At Raymond Crotty and his wife Bridget (Bridget Crotty) had seven children. He died on January 1, 1994 at the age of 68 years, in Dublin St. Vincent`s Hospital (St. Vincent`s Hospital, Dublin), and was buried in the cemetery Tully (Tulla Cemetery) near Kilkenny.
Knowing the specifics of Crotty Irish agriculture shaped his attitude towards the accession of Ireland to the European Union. Years of farming led him to understand that the country`s agriculture is arranged in such a way as to prevent the effective use of land. Crotty believed that agriculture will suffer even more if Ireland come into EEC, and farmers will depend on external subsidies and the common agricultural policy of the Union. In addition, he argued that Ireland, as a former colony of the country-should not be included in a single unit with the former colonizing countries and expressed concerns about the possible loss of national identity of the country. Despite the success in a lawsuit against the Irish Government, Crotty was unable to win over the decisive majority of ordinary citizens, but it is the end of life continued to campaign against Ireland`s membership of the European Union.