What is John Kenneth Galbraith?

  • (noun): United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908).
    Synonyms: Galbraith, John Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC (properly /ɡælˈbreɪθ/ gal-BRAYTH, but commonly /ˈɡælbreɪθ/ GAL-brayth; 15 October 1908 – 29 April 2006), was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s and he filled the role of public intellectual from the 1950s to the 1970s on matters of economics.

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    Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    There’s a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars.
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    People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
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    And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
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    Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
    —John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)