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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006)

Autor(a) de The Great Crash 1929

69+ Works 10,191 Membros 107 Críticas 18 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por John Kenneth Galbraith

The Great Crash 1929 (1954) 1,775 exemplares, 28 críticas
The Affluent Society (1958) 1,739 exemplares, 13 críticas
The New Industrial State (1967) 781 exemplares, 7 críticas
Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (1975) 457 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Age of Uncertainty (1977) 435 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Economics of Innocent Fraud: Truth For Our Time (2004) 334 exemplares, 9 críticas
A Short History of Financial Euphoria (1990) 328 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Culture of Contentment (1992) 323 exemplares, 3 críticas
A Life in Our Times (1981) 322 exemplares, 3 críticas
Economics and the Public Purpose (1973) 274 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Good Society: The Humane Agenda (1996) 261 exemplares, 4 críticas
A Tenured Professor (1990) 219 exemplares, 3 críticas
A History of Economics: The Past as the Present (Penguin Economics) (1991) — Autor — 205 exemplares, 2 críticas
Ambassador’s Journal (1969) 203 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Anatomy of Power (1901) 198 exemplares
Almost Everyone's Guide to Economics (1978) 193 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Triumph (1968) 153 exemplares
Name-Dropping: From FDR On (1999) 140 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Liberal Hour (1960) 134 exemplares, 1 crítica
Economics, Peace and Laughter (1971) 129 exemplares
The Non-potable Scotch (1963) 104 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Essential Galbraith (2001) 88 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Nature of Mass Poverty (1979) 86 exemplares, 3 críticas
The World Economy Since the Wars: A Personal View (1994) 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Galbraith Reader (1977) 52 exemplares
A China Passage (1973) 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
Annals of an Abiding Liberal (1979) 48 exemplares
How to Control the Military (1969) 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Economic development (1964) 35 exemplares
Economics and the Art of Controversy (1955) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
Letters to Kennedy (1998) 23 exemplares
The McLandress dimension (1963) 17 exemplares
A Theory of Price Control (1980) 10 exemplares
World Reference Encyclopedia (1979) 8 exemplares
The Socially Concerned Today (1998) 7 exemplares
Economia y subversion 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
John Kenneth Galbraith introduces India (1974) — Introdução — 4 exemplares
The underdeveloped country (1967) 2 exemplares
Economie hétérodoxe (2007) 2 exemplares
Külluseühiskond (2024) 1 exemplar
Økonomiens profeter (1988) 1 exemplar
Oekonomi og samfunn (1972) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage (1985) — Contribuidor — 468 exemplares, 4 críticas
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares, 1 crítica
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Great Stories of American Businessmen (1972) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Money Should Be Fun (1980) — Introdução — 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
Theories of the Labor Movement (1987) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad — Introdução, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
McLandress, Herschel
Epernay, Mark (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Local de nascimento
Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
Local de falecimento
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Causa da morte
natural causes at the age of 97
Locais de residência
Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
Dunwich Township, Ontario, Canada
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Dutton High School
Ontario Agricultural College (BS|Agricultural Economics)
University of California, Berkeley (MS|Agricultural Economics)
University of California, Berkeley (PhD|Agricultural Economics)
United States Ambassador to India (1961-1963)
Director of the Office of Economic Security Policy
Deputy Head of the Office of Price Administration
Galbraith, James K. (son)
Galbraith, Peter W. (son)
Bringa, Tone (daughter-in-law)
Americans for Democratic Action
Harvard University
Princeton University
US State Department
University of California, Berkeley
American Economic Association
Prémios e menções honrosas
BBC Reith Lecturer (1966)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (1993)
Medal of Freedom (1946)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000)
Order of Canada (1997)
Padma Vibhushan (2001) (mostrar todos 12)
50 Honorary Degrees
Commandeur de la Legion
Humanist of the Year (1985)
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies (1987)
Leontief Prize (2000)
John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library in Dutton, Ohio named in his honor



What's happening in 2017? em Progressive & Liberal! (Janeiro 2019)


I read this book for a course that I am undertaking. I'm glad that I did.

It is hard to read this work without making comparisons to the present day: Galbraith lists five main causes for the crash and each has eerie echoes reverberating in the present day economic system. It seems that, as a species, we never learn, but are condemned to circle through our errors on a regular basis.
the.ken.petersen | 27 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2024 |
Excellent book - subject is what people are ready to do in order to gain wealth and what happens when everything goes down the drain. I simplify the matter, I agree, but it is strange that exactly the same thing happened not so long ago (just read the section describing the way speculations rise up and cause the entire structure to collapse) - what, nobody read the book? Or did they think it was obsolete?

Highly recommended.
Zare | 27 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
La truffe sono più d'una: quella del "mercato" quella della "grande impresa", quella del "management", quella del "pubblico/privato"...
d.v. | 8 outras críticas | May 16, 2023 |



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