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Canadian-born John Kenneth Galbraith was the best known and most widely read economist in the world in the latter half of the twentieth century. He was active in Democratic politics, studied the effects of strategic bombing in Europe after the Second World War (he believed that the bombing had little or no effect on the German war machine), served as ambassador to India during the Kennedy administration, was an early and loud opponent of the Vietnam War, and an early supporter of feminism and environmental issues.

Galbraith frequently criticized the tendency of many of his colleagues to depend on complicated mathematical formulas but ignore the effects of politics, advertising, military spending, and many other real-world factors in U.S. and international economics.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for social change job/profession:    -   teacher/professor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Canadian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.    -   Boston Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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