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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006)

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John Kenneth Galbraith is a Canadian-born American economist who is perhaps the most widely read economist in the world. He taught at Harvard from 1934-1939 and then again from 1949-1975. An adviser to President John F. Kennedy, he served from 1961 to 1963 as U.S. ambassador to India. His style and näytä lisää wit in writing and his frequent media appearances have contributed greatly to his fame as an economist. Galbraith believes that it is not sufficient for government to manage the level of effective demand; government must manage the market itself. Galbraith stated in American Capitalism (1952) that the market is far from competitive, and governments and labor unions must serve as "countervailing power." He believes that ultimately "producer sovereignty" takes the place of consumer sovereignty and the producer - not the consumer - becomes ruler of the marketplace. (Bowker Author Biography) John Kenneth Galbraith, born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Economic Association. He is the author of thirty-one books spanning five decades. He has received honorary degrees from, among others, Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of Paris, the University of Toronto, and Moscow State University. He is Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur in France, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Order of Canada. In 2000, at a White House ceremony, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän

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The Great Crash 1929 (1954) 1,703 kappaletta
The Affluent Society (1958) 1,685 kappaletta
Uusi yhteiskunta (1967) 764 kappaletta
Epävarmuuden aika (1977) 429 kappaletta
The Culture of Contentment (1992) 316 kappaletta
A Life in Our Times (1981) 313 kappaletta
Economics and the Public Purpose (1973) 269 kappaletta
A Tenured Professor (1990) 214 kappaletta
Ambassador’s Journal (1969) 201 kappaletta
Vallan anatomia (1901) 194 kappaletta
Name-Dropping: From FDR On (1999) 136 kappaletta
The Liberal Hour (1960) 130 kappaletta
Economics, Peace and Laughter (1971) 128 kappaletta
The Non-potable Scotch (1963) 102 kappaletta
The Essential Galbraith (2001) 88 kappaletta
The Nature of Mass Poverty (1979) 87 kappaletta
The Galbraith Reader (1977) 52 kappaletta
A China Passage (1973) 50 kappaletta
Annals of an Abiding Liberal (1979) 48 kappaletta
Economic development (1964) 35 kappaletta
How to Control the Military (1969) 35 kappaletta
Letters to Kennedy (1998) 23 kappaletta
The McLandress dimension (1963) 16 kappaletta
A Theory of Price Control (1980) 10 kappaletta
World Reference Encyclopedia (1979) 8 kappaletta
The Socially Concerned Today (1998) 7 kappaletta
Economia y subversion 4 kappaletta
John Kenneth Galbraith introduces India (1974) — Johdanto — 4 kappaletta
The underdeveloped country (1967) 2 kappaletta
Economie hétérodoxe (2007) 2 kappaletta
Dreams of India (1996) 1 kappale
Økonomiens profeter (1988) 1 kappale
Oekonomi og samfunn (1972) 1 kappale

Associated Works

On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Great Stories of American Businessmen (1972) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Money Should Be Fun (1980) — Johdanto — 13 kappaletta
Theories of the Labor Movement (1987) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad — Johdanto, eräät painokset1 kappale

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archivomorero | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 20, 2023 |
La truffe sono più d'una: quella del "mercato" quella della "grande impresa", quella del "management", quella del "pubblico/privato"...
 
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d.v. | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2023 |
I read the book while I was in college and found it entertaining and informative.
 
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JBGUSA | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 2, 2023 |
I just finished reading The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith. This book was written in 1957, the year I was born and published in 1958. Admittedly, some of the economic information is as dated as the price of 75¢ on the book's cover. I found this book rummaging my attic, and had always wanted to read it, especially since I had heard, as a youngster, the term "Galbraithian affluence." A lot though was disturbingly current.

Galbraith, a noted late Harvard professor and author, makes the case that the postwar U.S. economy was producing all the goods that most people reasonably needed (he does delve into the fate of the poor). His argument is that the public sector was cash-starved and relatively low-quality. It was then and still is today.

The book foreshadows the "environmental" movement, taking the position that we as a society is frivolous in its consumption and should be investing more in people. Remember, this was the era that the Interstate Highway system was opening, the era of tail-fin cars, and the beginning of frequent international travel. The book subliminally reflects, in my view, a certain "Puritan ethic" of guilt for doing well, which has grown with time.

I am giving The Affluent Society "five stars."
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