Who is John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-American economist, diplomat, public official, and intellectual. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s. 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 c...
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- One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
- The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
- By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
- In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
- Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
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