James K. Galbraith

By James K. Galbraith:

Archives

Commentary

Causes of the Crisis

Editor’s note: These remarks were delivered to a meeting of the Texas Lyceum in Austin on April 3, at a debate between University of Texas professor James Galbraith, an Observer contributing writer, and former Majority Leader Richard Armey, chief instigator … Read More

Archives

Predatory Pachyderms

Government of Big Business, by Big Business, and for Big Business.

In his new book, The Predator State, James Galbraith charts the course of U.S. economic policy over the past 30 years, leading to the disastrous economics of the Bush presidency. Galbraith-an Observer contributing writer and holder of the Lloyd M. … Read More

Archives

Digging a Hole

Bad Money is a short book by a practiced artist who specializes in identifying the defining trends of American life. Here Kevin Phillips takes on financial practice in the age of Robert Rubin, Henry Paulson, and the global rule of … Read More

Archives

Funnier Than Me

She was only seven years older, which means that when I moved here, she was barely 40. The hard part, now, is that we won’t just go on appearing, sometimes side by side, always on the same side, in The … Read More

Archives

Afterword

First Words

It is told that such are the aerodynamics and wing-loading of the bumblebee that, in principle, it cannot fly. It does, and the knowledge that it defies the august authority of Isaac Newton and Orville Wright must keep the bee … Read More

Archives

James K. Galbraith

Katrina and the Public Sector

Katrina and the Public Sector by James K. Galbraith Hurricane Katrina has suddenly ended a 30-year illusion—that the era of big government is over. This illusion began with the New York fiscal crisis in 1975 and the California property tax revolt … Read More

Archives

Dazzle Them with Demographics

The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know About America’s Economic Future 274 pages, $27.95 Laurence Kotlikoff came to Texas in May, to speak to the graduating seniors in economics and to give a seminar at the department. After … Read More

Archives

A Few Words on Iraq

I have been not writing on Iraq lately, for three reasons. First, the news these days mostly speaks for itself. Second, there is a flood of good commentary, by people who know the country, including those actually on the scene. … Read More

Articles
Top