John Kenneth Galbraith


Born
in Canada
October 15, 1908

Died
April 29, 2006

Genre

Influences
J.M. Keynes


John Kenneth Galbraith was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism and democratic socialism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers in the 1950s and 1960s. A prolific author, he produced four dozen books & over a 1000 articles on many subjects. Among his most famous works was his economics trilogy: American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958) & The New Industrial State (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years. He was active in politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson. He served as US Ambassador to India under John F. Kennedy.

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The Great Crash of 1929

3.95 avg rating — 3,977 ratings — published 1954 — 53 editions
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The Affluent Society

3.99 avg rating — 2,228 ratings — published 1958 — 39 editions
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A Short History of Financia...

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The New Industrial State

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A History of Economics: The...

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The Economics of Innocent F...

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The Age of Uncertainty

4.10 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1977 — 14 editions
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Money: Whence It Came, Wher...

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The Good Society: The Human...

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The Anatomy of Power

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“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”
John Kenneth Galbraith