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Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0618119639
Subcategory: Economics
Pages 400 pages
Publisher Mariner Books (October 9, 2001)
Language English
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by John Kenneth Galbraith


The chapters in "The Essential Galbraith" are material from various books authored by John Kenneth Galbraith.

The chapters in "The Essential Galbraith" are material from various books authored by John Kenneth Galbraith. This book also addressed a variety of economic and societal issues in Galbraith's typical style; easily understood and witty. His writing about the crash of 1929 was some of the best in the book. He addressed the failures of neoclassical economics. Another topic that I liked was his analysis of the great economists and sociologists.

John Kenneth Galbraith who was born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

John Kenneth Galbraith who was born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the distinguished author of thirty-one books spanning three decades, including The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash.

The Essential Galbraith book. John Kenneth Galbraith was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism and democratic socialism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers in the 1950s and 1960s. A prolific author, he produced four dozen books & over a 1000 articles on many subjects. Among his most famous works was his economics John Kenneth Galbraith was a Canadian-American economist.

THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to TH. .

Galbraith's new introductions place the works in their historical moment and make clear their enduring relevance for the new century

The Essential Galbraith includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time-from The Affluent Society, the groundbreaking book in which he coined the term conventional wisdom, to The Great Crash, a.

Galbraith’s new introductions place the works in their historical moment and make clear their enduring relevance for the new century

John Kenneth Galbraith OC (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism

John Kenneth Galbraith OC (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, a time during which Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. As an economist, he leaned toward post-Keynesian economics from an institutionalist perspective.

This biography of provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. This biography of provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Birthday: October 15, 1908. Nationality: Canadian. Famous: Quotes By John Kenneth Galbraith Economists. Died At Age: 97. Sun Sign: Libra.

John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006) was an influential Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of government involvement in solving social issues. He taught at Harvard University for many years. Galbraith was a prolific author who produced four dozen books and over a thousand articles on various subjects.

THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst economic crisis. Galbraith’s new introductions place the works in their historical moment and make clear their enduring relevance for the new century. THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH will delight old admirers and introduce one of our most beloved writers to a new generation of readers. It is also an indispensable resource for scholars and students of economics, history, and politics, offering unparalleled access to the seminal writings of an extraordinary thinker.
Fountain_tenderness
It's a long time since I had read any Galbraith. Recently I was trying to get a grip on political and economic developments by reading recent authors, and it struck me that so many of the ideas had been anticipated by Galbraith. I decided to download this compendium and I was not disappointed. A clear thinker and excellent writer, with just the right balance of intellectual seriousness and wry humour in delivery. His chapter on countervailing power is an important nail in the tyre of the neoclassical model, but his historical chapters stand out for their clear-sighted presentations on major figures in the history of economics and on events such as the great crash. Strongly recommended.
Saithinin
Relatively few of JKG's works are available on Kindle, so this book is particularly welcome. It has been collated with his knowledge and approval. His invaluable work "The Great Crash,1929" is not available on Kindle so the inclusion of parts of that book is very handy, together with parts of numerous other books and essays of his.

I must admit that I have not read all of this book, but going by the list of contents, I am confident that I will not be disappointed. In his preface to this book, written in 2001, JKG said, regarding various essays, that readers " will, I think, have no trouble accepting their relevance either to history or to the present day". I suggest that that comment is even more appropriate today.

It would be fascinating to have JKG's thoughts on todays world financial situation, but regrettably that is not possible
Qus
I have been a huge fan of JKG. He had a first rate mind and was a wonderful writer. The Kindle edition of this book was at a good price and I was pleased that the footnotes are hyperlinked, so far so good. Unfortunately, the publisher neglected to hyperlink the table of contents to the text, so you cannot easily or effortlessly read the chapters in a random fashion as you would a physical book. Pity.

Lastly, the book's cover photograph is missing from the Kindle edition.
Hellmaster
Nice edition.
Ceroelyu
Controversy seems part of the topics Galbraith found interesting. His writing style is easy to follow and to me, his ideas make a lot of sense.
Hunaya
Some interesting angles in the book, having read some of the hype around John Galbraith's writings I thought this book would have been better.
Chuynopana
Too verbose
The chapters in "The Essential Galbraith" are material from various books authored by John Kenneth Galbraith. Some of these book titles are; THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY; THE GREAT CRASH,1929; THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STATE; and AMERICAN CAPITALISM.

This book also addressed a variety of economic and societal issues in Galbraith's typical style; easily understood and witty.

His writing about the crash of 1929 was some of the best in the book.

He addressed the failures of neoclassical economics.

Another topic that I liked was his analysis of the great economists and sociologists. Some of these prominent figures that I appreciated the most were Adam Smith, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes.

Mr. Galbraith gave an insightful definition of the term "the establishment". They are those who guide or control the modern corporation and the financial, legislative, legal, technical, advertising, and other "sacerdotal services."

Two Galbraith quotes that struck me as timeless are this quote from page 41- "It requires an organization to deal with an organization, and between public and private bureaucracies- between General Dynamics and the Pentagon, General Motors and the Department of Transportation- there is a deeply symbiotic relationship. Each of these organizations can do much for the other. There has been, between them, a large and continuous exchange of executive personnel."
This reminds me of that very same relationship between current Bush cabinet members and Wall Street. The benefits are obvious when considering the bailout of last year.

This last quote is in context to Keynes and his tarnished reputation after he criticized Winston Churchill's economic policy before Churchill became Prime Minister.
"When the men of great reputation are wrong, it is the worst of personal tactics to be right.-page 230.

I rated "The Culture of Contentment" slightly higher, but this book covers a lot more of Mr. Galbraith's writing and it is educational and entertaining.