Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What is James K. Galbraith reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: James K. Galbraith, author of the recently released The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.

Part of his entry:
Earlier this summer I read the Inferno, in the Ciardi translation, amazingly for the first time. It was good to learn what will happen, in due course, to the present architects of the McCain campaign.[read on]
James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair in Government / Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Among the praise for The Predator State:
"James Galbraith elegantly and effectively counters the economic fundamentalism that has captured public discourse in recent years, and offers a cogent guide to the real political economy. Myth-busting, far-ranging, and eye-opening."
--Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley

"With a combination of erudition, insight, and wit worthy of John Kenneth Galbraith, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes, James K. Galbraith offers a critique of the conventional unwisdom about the economy that is as compelling as it is provocative."
--Michael Lind, Whitehead Senior Fellow at The New America Foundation and author of The American Way of Strategy
Read an excerpt from The Predator State, and learn more about the book at the publisher's website.

Learn more about James K. Galbraith's work at his faculty webpage.

Writers Read: James K. Galbraith.

--Marshal Zeringue