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John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best writers on economics.
This work is helpful for a reader to understand how we got to where we are today with money and banks and the governmental systems and institutions.
In an era of Tea Party rants on the one hand and inarticulate appeals to anti-globalism on the other Galbraith's calm voice is music.
good read. the author is brilliant, but if you don't know that, you'd think he goes through some topics way too quickly (without justifying his position). Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Boston suburban dweller
I have been on a quest to read as many economic books as possible and this is the first one I've read from Galbraith and now, it won't be my last. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Kirk
The author's writing is far too oblique and whimsical: he is incapable of calling a spade a spade in simple, direct language. Read morePublished 14 months ago by PNP
How many histories of this sort will I ultimately read? Dozens, to be sure. Each author has another set of stories and viewpoints, and none have written a definitive account (if... Read morePublished 15 months ago by PHIL
A very good book about how to think about money. Not what to think, but HOW to think. I first read this while at a famous northeastern graduate school of business. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Chico
I found that Galbraith presents difficult concepts in a clear manner and with a bit of humor, so I found this book to be an entertaining read. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Metallurgist
His style is both good and bad news. It is delightfully irreverent. But I think he concentrates more on that style than covering some of the basics as billed in the book... Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by philosophe
Everyone should read this book.
Everyone uses money every day, everyone plans their lives around money in the bank and the value that is determined by money. Read more
Economics and money books can be dry and boring. Not this book!
In typical Galbraith style, he simplifies the topic and delivers it with wit.
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