The Essential Galbraith
“Graceful and often witty” insights from the legendary economist, drawn from his most influential works (Library Journal).
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 groundbreaking book in which he coined the term “conventional wisdom,” to The Great Crash, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America’s worst economic crisis. Galbraith’s new introductions place the works in their historical moment and make clear their enduring relevance for the new century. The Essential Galbraith will delight old admirers and introduce one of our most beloved writers to a new generation of readers. It is also an indispensable resource for scholars and students of economics, history, and politics, offering unparalleled access to the seminal writings of an extraordinary thinker.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EzraKlein - LibraryThing
As I never tire of arguing, Galbraith is probably the most important thinker for students of modern liberalism -- or for modern liberals. That we don't revere him with the same energy and enthusiasm the right gives to Friedman is a shame, and our intellectual life is the worse for it. Read full review
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Galbraith (economics, emeritus, Harvard) has for more than 50 years stood high at the intersection of academic life and public affairs and made significant contributions to both. This gathering of key ... Read full review