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Galbraith, John Kenneth 1908-2006

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Works: 1,479 works in 4,742 publications in 13 languages and 120,043 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Manuscripts  Archives 
Subject Headings: Friends and associates  Politicians 
Roles: Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Collaborator, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker, Narrator, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HC106.5, 330.973
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The affluent society by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
257 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 8,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galbraith's classic on the "economics of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought." With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the heart of what economic security means (and doesn't mean) in today's world and lays bare the hazards of individual and societal complacence about economic inequity. While "affluent society" and "conventional wisdom" (first used in this book) have entered the vernacular, the message of the book has not been so widely embraced--reason enough to rediscover The Affluent Society
The great crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
176 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 6,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic tome is a detailed economic examination of the 1929 financial collapse written with wit and attitude
The new industrial state by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
169 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes sections on capital and power, the corporation, socialism, motivation, aggregate demand, and the industrial system
American capitalism; the concept of countervailing power by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
123 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An economist considers the American economy and presents the theory that American capitalism has justified intself and a "countervailing power" has developed since World War II in the form of "strong buyers" to replace the dying competition among settlers
Money, whence it came, where it went by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
57 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The noted economist-diplomat traces the evolution of money and the institutions and techniques for its management and mismanagement from Lydian coinage to current inflation
Economics and the public purpose by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
75 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The distinguished diplomat and economist surveys the ideas and influence of economists and social philosophers, from Adam Snith's day to the present, contrasting the certainties in ninteenth-century economic thought with the uncertainty of today's
Economics in perspective : a critical history by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van het economisch denken
The anatomy of power by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
26 editions published between 1942 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the many sources and instruments of power, and explains how power is utilized by organizations and businesses and in economics and political and military life
A journey through economic time : a firsthand view by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this ambitious, eminently readable survey, John Kenneth Galbraith exhibits unmatched insight and broad scope - from World War I and the Russian Revolution to the implications of Communism's fall, from the "superbly insane decade of the twenties" and the Great Depression to the Reagan era and beyond. Whether he is analyzing the advent of Keynesian theory or the end of colonialism and the emergent Third World, Galbraith epitomizes the hindsight and the vision of one who has been an active and outspoken participant in the world's economic history. He writes with authority about the forging of Kennedy's New Frontier and Johnson's Great Society and examines the consequences of the "unintended history of the 1980s." Keenly observed and brilliantly composed, A Journey Through Economic Time is the crowning achievement of a remarkable career, a comprehensive and accessible view of twentieth-century economic and political history that will be read and referred to for years to come
The culture of contentment by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Culture of Contentment is a keen and striking appraisal of America's current, far from happy state of affairs, written by possibly our wisest and certainly our most lucid and irreverent economist, John Kenneth Galbraith. This major new work goes far beyond Ronald Reagan and George Bush to ultimate and controlling causes--to the rise of a greatly self-satisfied elite that is now dominant in the electoral process. The result: today, a once strong and aspiring nation has lapsed into a self-serving economic and social stasis. Surveying this development with a detached and penetrating eye, Galbraith lives up to his reputation as "the voice and conscience of the economic profession." Galbraith here scrutinizes the perilous by-products of complacency: a commitment to short-term action and inaction, restricted investment as a basic policy, government seen only as a burden, corporate sclerosis, and the dark side of financial speculation. He also considers the fate of the "functional underclass," people who are stalled in poverty and denied the crucial support needed to change their situation. The larcenous savings-and-loan and junk-bond scandals are examined as major examples of the controlling principles of contentment. And from the clear-eyed global perspective for which he is celebrated, Galbraith regards key issues on the world scene: the emergence of the powerful new economies of Japan and Germany, the larger, often recreational nature of foreign policy, and self-controlling, self-enhancing military power. Making no concession to false optimism, Galbraith leaves no one in doubt as to what could be done, little as we may be disposed to do it. Here, in short, is an acute and powerful assessment of where we are heading and not heading and what the consequences will be, from one of the sharpest and most original minds of our time
A short history of financial euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 2,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In A Short History of Financial Euphoria, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith reviews, with insight and wit, the common features of the great speculative episodes of the last three centuries - the seventeenth-century craze in Western Europe for investing in an unusual commodity: the tulip; Britain's South Sea Bubble and the eighteenth century's fascination with the joint-stock company, now called the corporation; and, more recently, the discovery of leverage in the form of junk bonds. Along the way, Galbraith explains the newfangled types of debt that different generations have dreamt up, and he entertains with anecdotes about the ingenuity with which some of the more notorious charlatans have convinced people to invest in financial ciphers
The good society : the humane agenda by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
17 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this tightly argued and eloquent book, the preeminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents the blueprint for a society that is compassionate to the less fortunate and economically feasible for all. He points the way toward the achievable goals for a "good society": personal liberty, basic well-being, racial and ethnic equality, and the opportunity for a rewarding life. However, this is no utopian approach to the economic challenges facing America; Galbraith recognizes human weakness, differences in ability and motivation, and the formidable obstacles facing those who challenge the status quo. Still, Galbraith's optimism shines through as he explains how we could establish a more humane world by shedding today's conventional wisdom about inflation, the deficit, taxes, and immigration, and by recognizing the immense value of education and environmental responsibility and the political action that the good society demands
The nature of mass poverty by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
35 editions published between 1884 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally given as lectures at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva and at Radcliffe Institute
Almost everyone's guide to economics by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The liberal hour by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
49 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tenured professor : a novel by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proving that he is not a dupe of the administration, freshman Harvard Professor Montgomery Marvin sets academic teeth on edge when he moonlights as a corporate raider and donates his profits to charity
The triumph : a novel of modern diplomacy by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic development by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Scotch by John Kenneth Galbraith ( Book )
26 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chia-erh-pu-lei-ssu, 1908-2006
Epernay, Mark
Epernay, Mark, 1908-
Epernay, Mark, 1908-2006
Epernay, Mark 1908-2006 Pseudonym
Galbraith, J. K.
Galbraith, J.K., 1908-2006
Galbraith, J.K. (John Kenneth), 1908-2006
Galbraith, John K.
Galbraith, John K. 1908-2006
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1906-2008
Garubureisu, Jon Kenesu, 1908-2006
Gelbreit, Dž. K. 1908-2006
Gelbreit, Dzh. K. 1908-2006
Gėlbreĭt, Dzh. K. (Dzhon Kennet), 1908-2006
Gėlbreĭt, Dzhon Kennet, 1908-2006
Gelbreit, Džon Kennet 1908-2006
Gelbrėjt, Dž. 1908-2006
Gelbrėjt, Džon 1908-2006
Ghālbrayt, Jūn Kinīt, 1908-2006
J.K. ガルブレイス, 1908-2006
Kenneth Galbraith, John, 1908-2006
Mac Landress, Herschel, 1908-2006
MacLandress, Herschel, 1908-2006
Mc Landress Herschel 1908-2006
McLandress, H.
McLandress Herschel 1908-2006
Гэлбрейт, Джон, 1908-2006
Гэлбрейт, Джон Кеннет, 1908-2006
جالبرث، ج.، 1908-2006
جلبريث، جون كنيث، 1908-2006
جون كينيث جالبريث، 1908-2006
غالبريت، جون كنيت
غالبريت، جون كنيت، 1908-2006
ガルブレイス, J. K
ガルブレイズ, ジョン・K
ガルブレイス, ジョン・ケネス
ガルブレース, J. K
ジョン・K.ガルブレイス, 1908-2006
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