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I think what I learned from this book has helped me think about possible solutions for our economic meltdown.
Galbraith makes a case against this hands-off approach to markets and argues that unregulated markets will lurch from one bubble to the next.
Although Galbraith tried to simplify the economic analysis in the book, it is far more challenging than advertised.
Everyone should read this book. And I mean everyone. It is the only way to understand what is happening to our country and our planet.Published 6 months ago by nkc
Galbraith explained in his introduction how difficult it had been to write this without his usual formulas, charts and graphs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Larry Sherk
If you want to understand why our economy is currently going nowhere, read this book! The author is almost as brilliant as his father.Published 12 months ago by Luther
This very interesting book written by a very interesting person in clear non technical language, completely demolishes the myth of perfect markets and is a good introduction to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Hahoo
Sure is accurate as to what is happening in our country right now, isn't it? Very frustrating to see what is happening!!!Published 16 months ago by Ann Thiery
This was a most disappointing book The problems start with its title. It might more properly be called "Random thoughts of a smart, but highly opinionated, economics professor... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Interested customer
I'm not an economist but I found this hard hitting book by Son of Galbraith fascinating. The book not only outlines what has become of the capitalist system in America, it is a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by SoberMoney
This is a good history of why our country has gotten into this state where the ultra wealthy control the government. Read morePublished 17 months ago by cjcnyc
Hereditary Economists? Sounds a dubious proposition but J.K.Galbraith the second has written a stimulating, provocative book that is easily up to his fathers standards. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by S Wood