James K. Galbraith



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James G. Galbraith

Stalemate!

Let’s face it: This was a fine campaign, and it is having a terrific ending. Stalemate at four A.M.! Early on (“major league, big-time”) I called Governor Bush an amateur, but he proved me wrong. Within the limits of his … Read More

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James K. Galbraith

Fusion Tickets

Arthur Schlesinger was irate at the White House ceremony honoring my father last month. He does not care for Joseph Lieberman. But I calmed him down by pointing out that without Lieberman, the Democratic ticket would have had absolutely no … Read More

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James K. Galbraith

9.5 Theses for the Brookings Door

Have you noticed all the establishment liberals defending the Fed? They have enlisted as Greenspan’s Swiss Guard, brass helmets shining, pikes at the ready. To bash those who would bash the Fed – this has become their holy task. Just … Read More

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We Cannot Have Discipline, So We Must Have Pain

I have two friends – divorced women in their fifties, intellectuals, with literary and cultural interests – who put their nest eggs into NASDAQ stocks earlier this year. Ouch. Neither of them was rich, nor ever destined to be. Now … Read More

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The Dis-Economics of Bombing

After one month, the bombs over Serbia have not won the war. But before we decide that the remedy is another month, and then another, let’s ask: can bombing work at all? And let’s not ask the generals, for a … Read More

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The Road to Hell

General William Tecumseh Sherman had a clear legal right to repress the armed rebellion his armies encountered in Georgia and the Carolinas. This right was based on the authority of the United States, to preserve the Union. That Sherman did … Read More

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