John Kenneth Galbraith

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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a liberal economist who agitated for more Keynesian and social democratic economic policies in the in the United States.[1] Born in Canada, he became a U.S. citizen in 1937. He was a professor at Harvard University for over 25 years, an adviser to several Democratic U.S. presidents, U.S. ambassador to India under President John Kennedy, and author of dozens of books. His most famous book, The Affluent Society, was a bestseller in 1958.[2]

References

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/30/obituaries/30galbraith.html
  2. http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=17618868
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