A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Paperback)
|Author: John Kenneth Galbraith|
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|The world-renowned economist reviews the great speculative episodes of the last three centuries, including the calamitous junk-bond follies of the 1980s, and shows how the lessons of history can help people avoid financial calamity. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. *Author: Galbraith, John Kenneth *Publication Date: 1994/07/01 *Number of Pages: 113 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
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World-renowned economist Galbraith, the bestselling author of The Affluent Society, reviews great speculative booms of the last three centuries, including the junk-bond follies of the 1980s. With wisdom and wit, he shows how the lessons of history can help us avoid financial calamity. "Entertaining in its instructiveness".--The Boston Globe.
Economist, diplomat, teacher, and public intellectual, John Kenneth Galbraith had a long and distinguished career as an advisor to presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy, and as a keeper of the liberal soul. Born in Canada to politically engaged parents, he eventually graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in economics. Eschewing statistical approaches, he looked to politics and culture to explain the economy of nations. THE GREAT CRASH: 1929 relied on a narrative approach; his THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY was more analytical. John F. Kennedy appointed him as ambassador to India, but later Galbraith was to criticize the war in Vietnam. He wrote several memoirs, including one about his boyhood. Galbraith even wrote novels--one, A TENURED PROFESSOR, about a Harvard economist.
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