April 30, 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith died last night in a Boston-area hospital. He was 97. I started reading him as a teenager, one of my aunts became an economics major because of his writings, and we will miss the voice of one of the best public intellectuals in the U.S. in the 20th century. He was shrewd, sharp, funny, and humane.

As with so many things, I learned about the news from Ralph Luker.

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