James K. Galbraith

The Sins of Affluence

verwritten does not begin to describe Consumed, in which Benjamin Barber takes aim at kid culture, mass market juvenilia, and the infantilization of just about everything in American life. A political theorist, Barber is the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland, and author of sixteen books, including the… Read more »

The Plutocrats Go Wild

But George W. Bush has never tried to fix the economy in the short term. His focus is on making long-term–and, he hopes, irreversible–changes to taxes and social programs; foreign policy; and the government’s capacity to regulate the environment, natural resource use, and corporate behavior. Bush’s top economic priority has always been to cut taxes… Read more »

Fed Ache

It takes real talent to turn Meyer’s experience, which lacks not only sex and scandal but even drama, into a good read. But Meyer achieves it with a clear professor’s tone combined with jaunty self-effacement and a willingness to honestly appraise when he was right and when he was wrong. And considering that he was… Read more »

Market Myths: The failings of conservative economics

Today, George W. Bush holds the White House, with a palace guard of corporate officers from oil, drugs, aerospace, and mining. Globalization has spawned a “cult of impotence,”in Linda McQuaig’s fine phrase, whose high priest is Thomas Friedman of The New York Times. The number four bestseller on Amazon.com is a fable about mice, mazes,… Read more »