Sunday, April 30, 2006

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith dies

Influential author and economist John Kenneth Galbraith died yesterday at the age of 97.

He wrote a whole bunch of books, I read excerpts from them in college in some of my economics classes.

His politics were liberal, Galbraith was a very early opponent of the Vietnam War.

However, politics aside, he was a very close friend of William F. Buckley.

Buckley wrote about his friendship with Galbraith in his "literal autobiography," Miles Gone By:

He consistently writes pleasant tributes to my own books, inevitably advising the reader that my political opinions should be ignored, my fiction or accounts of life at sea appreciated.

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