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John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's website (official or not) http://post.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/galbraith/bio.html
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John Kenneth Galbraith's profile The Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University. He is internationally known for his development of Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics, the economics of the modem large firm, as well as for his writing and his active involvement in American politics.

Professor Galbraith earned his B.S. degree from the University of Toronto (Ontario Agricultural College) in 1931, and an M.S. (1933) and a Ph.D. (1934) from the University of California, and taught at both California and Princeton before coming to Harvard permanently in 1948. He retired in 1975. He has received some forty-five honorary degrees from universities worldwide, including: Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of Paris, Moscow State University, and the University of Toronto.

Professor Galbraith has had a distinguished career in American and international politics. A Democrat, Galbraith served as President John F. Kennedy's ambassador to India from 1961 to 1963. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Galbraith served as the deputy administrator in the Office of Price Administration in the early 1940s, where he organized and administered the wartime system of price controls. He also served as director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey in 1945. For his public service, Galbraith was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1946.

Professor Galbraith campaigned with Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and 1956, was an economic adviser to Senator John F. Kennedy during the 1960 presidential race and, as chair of Americans for Democratic Action, supported Senator Eugene McCarthy's bid for the presidency, helping to put his name in nomination at the Democratic Convention in 1968. He was an early and continuing opponent of our Vietnam participation.

Professor Galbraith, known for his lucid, persuasive writing style, has published many books and articles. The Affluent Society (1958), for which he won the Tamiment Book Award and the Sidney Hillman Award, challenged the myth of the U.S. economy's reliance on the gross national product for its social stability, positing instead that consumers' taste for luxury goods dictated the economy's focus at the expense of the common welfare. The New Industrial State (1967) and Economics and the Public Purpose (1973) continued the examination of this thesis, to critical and popular acclaim.

He has been President of the American Economic Association, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (of which he is now an Honorary Fellow), a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and an honorary professor at the University of Geneva's Graduate Institute of Advanced International Studies. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences of the former U.S.S.R. and now that of Russia. In 1982 he was elected to the fifty-member American Academy of Arts and Letters for literature, occupying the chair once held by the late Archibald MacLeish. From 1984 to 1987 he was President of the combined American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

  • The people's economist @ Fortune (05/18/2006)
    John Kenneth Galbraith, enemy of inequality, left a lasting legacy of economic thought and social commentary.


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The Economics of Innocent Fraud : Truth For Our Time
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John Kenneth Galbraith has long been at the center of American economics, in key positions of responsibility during the New Deal, World War II, and since, guiding policy and debate. His trenchant new...

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 Houghton Mifflin Co
 April 2004 - Hardcover
 Scandals and Fraud
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Interviews With John Kenneth Galbraith
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For over half a century, Canadian-born John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908) has been among the most visible of public intellectuals. His articulate and controversial best-selling books-including The...

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 University Press of Mississippi
 February 2004 - Hardcover
 Economics
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The Essential Galbraith
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THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the...

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 Mariner Books
 October 2001 - Paperback
 Economics
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The Affluent Society
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John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America

 

With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John...

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 Mariner Books
 October 1998 - Paperback
 Marketing to the Affluent
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The Great Crash 1929
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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose...

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 Mariner Books
 April 1997 - Paperback
 Financial Services Industry
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Japan's Capitalism : Creative Defeat and Beyond
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Japan's economic reconstruction after total defeat in the Second World War has been an extraordinary phenomenon. Shigeto Tsuru, one of Japan's most eminent economists gives a comprehensive account of...

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 Cambridge University Press
 July 1996 - Paperback
 Business in Japan
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A Short History of Financial Euphoria
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The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."—The Atlantic.

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 Penguin Books
 July 1994 - Paperback
 Business History & Biography
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