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Galbraith, John Kenneth 1908-2006

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Works: 1,324 works in 4,734 publications in 16 languages and 116,863 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Archives  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material, Correspondent, Narrator, Redactor, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: HC106.5, 330.973
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The affluent society by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

321 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 7,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern classic addressing the "problems" of the economics of opulence, & analyzing an America which has the sole goal of an ever increasing level of wealth & material well-being for its citizens
The great crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

180 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 6,695 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 )

183 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 5,889 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 )

195 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,414 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 )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,238 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
The age of uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

67 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 3,106 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
Economics and the public purpose by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 2,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics in perspective : a critical history by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the development of economics from ancient Greece to the modern welfare state, arguing that its "history cannot be understood apart from the circumstances that shaped the economic beliefs of the time, including the powerful influences that bent those beliefs to what best served the financial advantage of those who espoused them."
The culture of contentment by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

64 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,510 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 )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,386 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 anatomy of power by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

37 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,309 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
The nature of mass poverty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

47 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,101 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 )

55 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberal hour by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

67 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good society : the humane agenda by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,843 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
A journey through economic time : a firsthand view by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,811 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
A tenured professor : a novel by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 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 )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1968, this satirical tale of political rebellion and U.S. intervention in a small Latin American country ... Inept leadership and fear of communism are perceived driving forces behind the folly of foreign policy of the time
Economic development by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

57 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 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
Ambassador's journal : a personal account of the Kennedy years by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from this book have appeared in the Oct. 1969 issue of American Heritage
 
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Alternative Names
Chia-erh-pu-lei-ssu

Chia-erh-pu-lei-ssu 1908-2006

Djon Kennet Gélbreýt

Epernay, Mark

Epernay, Mark, 1908-

Epernay Mark 1908-2006

Galbraith, J. K.

Galbraith J. K. 1908-2006

Galbraith, J. K. (John Kenneth)

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

Gėlbreĭt, Dzhon Kennet 1908-2006

Gelbreit, Džon Kennet 1908-2006

Gelbrėjt, Dž 1908-2006

Gelbrėjt, Džon 1908-2006

Ghālbrayt, Jūn Kinīt 1908-2006

Golbreyt

Ioannes Kenneth Galbraith

J.K. ガルブレイス 1908-2006

Jālbrayth, Jūn Kīnīth

John Kenneth Galbraith 1908-2006

John Kenneth Galbraith Canadees econoom (1908-2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith economista, funzionario e diplomatico canadese

John Kenneth Galbraith ekonomista amerykański

John Kenneth Galbraith kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Ökonom, Sozialkritiker, Präsidentenberater und Diplomat

Kenneth Galbraith, John 1908-2006

Lewin, Leonard C. Pseudonym von John Kenneth Galbraith 1908-2006

Mac Landress Herschel 1908-2006

MacLandress Herschel 1908-2006

Mc Landress Herschel 1908-2006

McLandress, H.

McLandress Herschel 1908-2006

Τζον Κένεθ Γκάλμπρεϊθ

Гэлбрейт Д. К. 1908-2006

Гэлбрейт, Джон, 1908-2006

Гэлбрейт, Джон Кеннет

Гэлбрейт, Джон Кеннет, 1908-2006

Джон Кенет Гелбрэйт

Джон Кенет Гълбрайт

Джон Кеннет Гелбрейт

Джон Кеннет Гэлбрейт

ג'ון קנת גלבריית

جالبرث، ج.، 1908-2006

جالبريث, جون كينيث

جان کنت گالبرایت

جلبريث، جون كنيث، 1908-2006

جون كينيث جالبرايث

جون كينيث جالبريث، 1908-2006

دجون كەننەت گەلبرەيت

غالبريت، جون كنيت

غالبريت، جون كنيت، 1908-2006

जॉन केनेथ गालब्रेथ

জন কেনেথ গলব্রেইথ

జాన్ కెన్నెత్ గాల్‌బ్రెత్

갈브레이드, J. K. 1908-2006

갈브레이드, 존 K. 1908-2006

갈브레이드, 존 케네스 1908-2006

갈브레이스, J. K. 1908-2006

갈브레이스, 존 K. 1908-2006

갈브레이스, 죤 케네스 1908-2006

갤브레이드, J. K. 1908-2006

갤브레이드, 존 케네스 1908-2006

갤브레이스, J. K. 1908-2006

갤브레이스, 존 K. 1908-2006

갤브레이스, 존 케네스 1908-2006

존 케네스 갤브레이스

ガルブレイス, J. K.

ガルブレイス, J. K. 1908

ガルブレイズ, ジョン・K

ガルブレイス, ジョン・ケネス

ガルブレイス, ジョン・ケネス, 1908-2006

ガルブレース, J. K

ジョン・ケネス・ガルブレイス

加尓布雷思,约翰.肯尼思

約翰·加爾布雷斯

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The great crash, 1929The new industrial stateAmerican capitalism; the concept of countervailing powerMoney, whence it came, where it wentThe culture of contentmentA short history of financial euphoriaThe nature of mass povertyAlmost everyone's guide to economics