Who is John Kenneth Galbraith?

  • (noun): United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908).
    Synonyms: Galbraith, John Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC (properly /ɡælˈbreɪθ/ gal-BRAYTH, but commonly /ˈɡælbreɪθ/ GAL-brayth; 15 October 1908 – 29 April 2006), was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s and he filled the role of public intellectual from the 1950s to the 1970s on matters of economics.

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John Kenneth Galbraith - Honors - Bibliography
... John Kenneth Galbraith introduces India, 1974 ... The Galbraith Reader, 1977 ... Wisdom Essays on Economics in Honour of John Kenneth Galbraith, 1989 ...
Institutional Economists - Institutional Economics - John Kenneth Galbraith
... John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) worked in the New Deal administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt ... Although he wrote later, and was more developed than the earlier institutional economists, Galbraith was critical of orthodox economics throughout the late twentieth century ... In The Affluent Society (1958), Galbraith argues voters reaching a certain material wealth begin to vote against the common good ...
Institutional Economics - John Kenneth Galbraith
... John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) worked in the New Deal administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt ... the earlier institutional economists, Galbraith was critical of orthodox economics throughout the late twentieth century ... In The Affluent Society (1958), Galbraith argues voters reaching a certain material wealth begin to vote against the common good ...
List Of Liberal Theorists - Mill and Further, The Development of (international) Liberalism - John Kenneth Galbraith
... John Kenneth Galbraith (Canadian-born economist who worked in the United States, 1908–2006) Some literature The Affluent Society, 1958 The Liberal Hour, 1960 ...
Steven Pressman (economist) - Selected Peer Reviewed Articles - Post-Keynesian Economics
... John King (Edward Elgar, forthcoming) ... "John Kenneth Galbraith and the Post Keynesian Tradition in Economics", Review of Political Economy, Vol. 475-490, Reprinted in The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith, ed ...

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    We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.
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    In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
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