Interviews With John Kenneth Galbraith (Conversations With Public Intellectuals Series)
James Ronald Stanfield, Jacqueline Bloom Stanfield, John Kenneth Galbraith, J. Ron StanfieldISBN: 1578066107;
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 Affluent Society, Economics and the Public Purpose, and The New Industrial State---and his very partisan liberal Democrat political and public service activities secured a place for him among the rich and famous of his time. He worked as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, served as U.S. ambassador to India (1961?1963), and edited Fortune magazine during the mid-1940s. Among American economists of any era, he is rivaled only by Thorstein Veblen for the introduction of phrases that take on a life of their own in the literate idiom. Such Galbraithian phrases as "the conventional wisdom" and the "affluent society" have become familiar even beyond Galbraith's remarkably wide readership. No other economist of the twentieth century, excepting perhaps John Maynard Keynes, can claim so...
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