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Galbraith, John Kenneth 1908-2006

Works: 1,242 works in 5,009 publications in 30 languages and 119,552 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Archives  Manuscripts 
Subject Headings: Friends and associates  Politicians 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Redactor, Speaker, Editor, Correspondent, Narrator
Classifications: HC106.5, 330.973
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The affluent society by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
284 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 8,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galbraith's classic on the "economic 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 the 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 )
310 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 7,585 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 )
176 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,837 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 )
188 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,540 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 )
113 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,470 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 in perspective : a critical history by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
51 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 3,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Très bonne introduction à l'histoire de la pensée économique
The age of uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
82 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The distinguished diplomat and economist surveys the ideas and influence of economists and social philosophers, from Adam Smith's day to the present, contrasting the certainties in ninteenth-century economic thought with the uncertainty of today's
The anatomy of power by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
55 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,078 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
Economics and the public purpose by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
88 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 3,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture of contentment by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,606 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 )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How is it that, with all the financial know-how and experience of the wizards on Wall Street and elsewhere, the market still goes boom and bust? How come people are so willing to get caught up in the mania of speculation when history tells us that a collapse is almost sure to follow?
A journey through economic time : a firsthand view by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 2,473 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
Economic development by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
115 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in 12 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical note: GalbraithJohn Kenneth: John Kenneth Galbraith was Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Harvard University. James Goodman is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University
The nature of mass poverty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
73 editions published between 1884 and 2001 in 13 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally given as lectures at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva and at Radcliffe Institute
The good society : the humane agenda by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
23 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,135 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 liberal hour by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
71 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 8 languages and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almost everyone's guide to economics by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
44 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tenured professor : a novel by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,788 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 )
58 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om USA's indblanding i en fiktiv latinamerikansk stats indre anliggender - og om magtspillet i det amerikanske udenrigsministerium
The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )
53 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Kenneth Galbraith has long been at the center of American economics, in key positions of responsibility during the New Deal, World War II, and since, guiding policy and debate. His trenchant new book distills this lifetime of experience in the public and private sectors; it is a scathing critique of matters as they stand today. Sounding the alarm about the increasing gap between reality and "conventional wisdom"--A phrase he coined -- Galbraith tells, along with much else, how we have reached a point where the private sector has unprecedented control over the public sector. We have given ourselves over to self-serving belief and "contrived nonsense" or, more simply, fraud. This has come at the expense of the economy, effective government, and the business world. Particularly noted is the central power of the corporation and the shift in authority from shareholders and board members to management. In an intense exercise of fraud, the pretense of shareholder power is still maintained, even with the immediate participants. In fact, because of the scale and complexity of the modern corporation, decisive power must go to management. From management and its own inevitable self-interest, power extends deeply into government -- the so-called public sector. This is particularly and dangerously the case in such matters as military policy, the environment, and, needless to say, taxation. Nevertheless, there remains the firm reference to the public sector. How can fraud be innocent' In his inimitable style, Galbraith offers the answer. His taut, wry, and severe comment is essential reading for everyone who cares about America's future. This book is especially relevant in an election year, but it deeply concerns the much longer future
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Alternative Names
Chia-erh-pu-lei-ssu 1908-2006
Epernay, Mark
Epernay, Mark 1908-
Epernay Mark 1908-2006
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
Gėlbreĭt, 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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