Sunday, April 30, 2006

J.K. Galbraith has died

New York Times article

1 comment:

Pete said...

In my youth I dated a girl who was a business student, and I used to constantly annoy her with my anti-corporate comments. She finally challenged me to read up on corporations so that I would know what I was talking about.

I went to the library and picked out at random an economics book on corporations .

Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for her, the book I chose was "The New Industrial State". It was a fantastic read, and I became even more annoying on the subject.

Another fun read, as I marvel at Vancouver's pre-Olympics real estate bubble, is "A Short History of Financial Euphoria". It's a hoot.

The farm that Galbraith grew up on is just down the road, over the bridge, and through the apple orchard from my hometown.