John Kenneth Galbraith

Galbraith in 1982 John Kenneth Galbraith .}} (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. As an economist, he leaned toward post-Keynesian economics from an institutionalist perspective.

Galbraith was a long-time Harvard faculty member and stayed with Harvard University for half a century as a professor of economics. He was a prolific author and wrote four dozen books, including several novels, and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects. Among his works was a trilogy on economics, ''American Capitalism'' (1952), ''The Affluent Society'' (1958), and ''The New Industrial State'' (1967). Some of his work has been criticized by economists such as Milton Friedman, Paul Krugman, and Robert Solow.

Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. He served as United States Ambassador to India under the Kennedy administration. His political activism, literary output and outspokenness brought him wide fame during his lifetime. Galbraith was one of the few to receive both the World War II Medal of Freedom (1946) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000) for his public service and contributions to science. The government of France made him a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur. Provided by Wikipedia
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Volume 534 from A Mentor book
Year: 1963
Publisher: Mentor (New York, NY)
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A novel of modern diplomacy
Volume 3825 from A signet book
Year: 1969
Publisher: New American Library (New York, NY)
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The early years of the British South Africa Company
Year: 1974
Publisher: Univ. of California Pr. (Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.])
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Ansichten in Washington und Moskau
Year: 1990
Publisher: Urania-Verl. (Leipzig [u.a.])
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Volume 4954 from A signet book
Year: 1972
Publisher: New American Library (New York, NY)
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Volume 3637 from A signet book
Year: 1968
Publisher: New American Libr. (New York, NY)
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Selected and arranged with narrative comment ...
Year: 1979
Publisher: Deutsch (London)
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Spekulation
Year: 1992
Publisher: Eichborn (Frankfurt am Main)
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The humane agenda
Year: 1996
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Boston, Mass. [u.a.])
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Year: 2010
Publisher: Eichborn (Frankfurt am Main)
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Year: 2010
Publisher: Eichborn (Frankfurt am Main)
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Memoiren
Volume 80
Year: 1990
Publisher: Heyne (München)
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Woher es kommt, wohin es geht
Year: 1976
Publisher: Droemer Knaur (München)
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Die Geschichte einer Illusion, die in den Abgrund führte
Year: 1963
Publisher: Seewald (Stuttgart)
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Ursachen und Folgen unseres Zeitalters der Unsicherheit
Year: 1978
Publisher: Scherz (Bern [u.a.])
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The concept of countervailing power
Year: 1980
Publisher: Blackwell (Oxford [u.a.])
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The concept of countervailing power
Year: 1956
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin [u.a.] (Boston, Mass.)
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The concept of countervailing power
Year: 1952
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Boston, Mass.)
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