John Kenneth Galbraith
Canadian-American economist and diplomat (1908–2006)
John Kenneth Galbraith, also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-American economist, diplomat, public official, and intellectual. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s. As an economist, he leaned toward post-Keynesian economics from an institutionalist perspective.
John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes Page 3
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
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