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Galbraith, John Kenneth 1908-2006

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The affluent society by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

381 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 7,990 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 )

264 editions published between 1935 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 6,625 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 )

295 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 6,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes sections on capital and power, the corporation, socialism, motivation, aggregate demand, and the industrial system
Money, whence it came, where it went by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

101 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,488 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
American capitalism; the concept of countervailing power by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

204 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,348 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
Economics in perspective : a critical history by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,261 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."
Economics and the public purpose by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

109 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 2,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Galbraith now completes the analysis of the modern Western economy which he began in the Affluent Society and continued in the New Industrial State, and puts forward an eloquent proposal for refom
The culture of contentment by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

82 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,814 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
The age of uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

52 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 9 languages and held by 2,809 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 nineteenth-century economic thought with the uncertainty of today's
The anatomy of power by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

40 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 2,717 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 short history of financial euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,317 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
A journey through economic time : a firsthand view by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,284 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 nature of mass poverty by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

77 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,224 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 )

25 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and French and held by 2,112 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
Almost everyone's guide to economics by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist with a public purpose : essays in honour of John Kenneth Galbraith by Michael Keaney( )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text discusses the continuing relevance of one of the most prominent economists of the twentieth century. The contributors explore the continuing relevance of Galbraith's arguments to current controversies and problems
The liberal hour by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

73 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph : a novel of modern diplomacy by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

57 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 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
A tenured professor : a novel by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galbraith takes on fellow economists with a novel about a tenured Harvard professor whose "Index of Irrational Expectations" brings him scads of money via pessimistic stock-market investments. With his feminist-economist wife and his partner, Montgomery Marvin funnels his riches back into the economy to do good. The couple work for peace and fiscal equality, starting with divesting Harvard of its prickly South African investments. Soon they are purchasing corporations, sponsoring female chief executive officers, and dismantling the lobbying traditions of Congress by counter-equalizing contributions. With his investment tactics well within the law and intended to combat the forces of evil, Marvin seems difficult to stop, though the Feds find a way. ISBN 0-395-47100-1: $18.95
Economic development by John Kenneth Galbraith( Book )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of economic development; The causes of poverty; The choice; Development as a process; Developing and developed; Development planning and practice; Education and economic development;
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Economist with a public purpose : essays in honour of John Kenneth Galbraith
The great crash, 1929The new industrial stateMoney, whence it came, where it wentAmerican capitalism; the concept of countervailing powerThe culture of contentmentA short history of financial euphoriaA journey through economic time : a firsthand viewThe nature of mass poverty
Alternative Names

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

Djon Kennet Gélbreýt

Epernay, Mark

Epernay, Mark, 1908-

Epernay Mark 1908-2006

Eperney, Mark, 1908-2006

Galbraith J.K.

Galbraith J. K. 1908-2006

Galbraith, J. K. 1908-2006 (John Kenneth)

Galbraith, J. K. (John Kenneth)

Galbraith, J.K. (John Kenneth), 1908-2006

Galbraith, John K.

Galbraith, John K. 1908-2006

Galbraith, John K. (John Kenneth), 1908-2006

Galbraith, John Kenneth

Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1906-2008

Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-

Galbraith, Ken 1908-2006

Gālbrīt, Jān Kinit, 1908-2006

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


Ioannes Kenneth Galbraith

J.K. ガルブレイス 1908-2006

Jālbrayth, Jūn Kīnīth

John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat (1908-2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith americký politik

John Kenneth Galbraith amerikanesche Politiker

John Kenneth Galbraith Canadees econoom (1908-2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith economista e diplomata americano

John Kenneth Galbraith economista, funzionario e diplomatico canadese

John Kenneth Galbraith économiste américano-canadien

John Kenneth Galbraith ekonomista amerykański

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

John Kenneth Galbraith yhdysvaltalainen taloustieteilijä

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 Дж.К.

Гэлбрейт Джон

Гэлбрейт, Джон, 1908-2006

Гэлбрейт, Джон Кеннет

Гэлбрейт, Джон Кеннет, 1908-2006

Джон Кенет Гелбрэйт

Джон Кенет Гълбрайт канадско-американски икономист и дипломат

Джон Кеннет Гэлбрейт

Джон Кеннет Ґелбрейт канадсько-американський економіст

Џон Кенет Галбрајт амерички економиста и дипломата

Ҷон Кеннет Гэлбрейт

ג'ון קנת גלבריית

جالبرث، ج.، 1908-2006

جالبريث, جون كينيث

جان کنت گالبرایت

جلبريث، جون كنيث، 1908-2006

جون كينيث جالبرايث سياسي أمريكي

جون كينيث جالبريث، 1908-2006

دجون كەننەت گەلبرەيت

غالبريت، جون كنيت

غالبريت، جون كنيت، 1908-2006

گالبريت، جان کنت

जॉन केनेथ गालब्रेथ

জন কেনেথ গলব্রেইথ

జాన్ కెన్నెత్ గాల్‌బ్రెత్ అమెరికన్ ఆర్థికవేత్త

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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

골브레이스, J. K. 1908-2006

골브레이스, 존 케네스 1908-2006

존 케네스 갤브레이스

존 케네스 골브레이스 1908-2006


ガルブレイス, J. K.

ガルブレイス, J. K. 1908-2006

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 カナダ出身の経済学者