Stories by James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, and of a new preface to The Great Crash, 1929, by John Kenneth Galbraith. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. subscribe to James K. Galbraith's feed

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How can Obama craft an effective campaign message given a weak economy and parts of his own record?

Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Economist Friedrich Hayek is the darling of conservatives. Progressives prefer John Maynard Keynes. But when it comes to sensible policy, there's really no contest.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: Deutsche Welle

Obama is a willful player in an epic drama of faux-politics.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

The debt ceiling is an exercise in bad faith. And any deal that cuts social programs will be catastrophic for millions of Americans.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010, Source: NewDeal 2.0

The fate of the entire country is at stake -- we must reimagine our economy.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2010, Source: New Deal 2.0

The sky is falling, but not enough to tax the rich apparently.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2010, Source: New Deal 2.0

The original sin of Obama's presidency was to trust bank-friendly economists and Bush carryovers, whose primary goal was to protect their own past decisions and futures.

Posted on: May 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Galbraith to senators: "I write to you from a disgraced profession. Economic theory ... failed miserably to understand the forces behind the financial crisis."

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: The Nation

The deficit phobia of Wall Street, the media, politicians and some economists is one of the deepest dangers that we face -- and it threatens all of us.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

Deficit propaganda is a deliberate effort to defeat the will of an electorate that wants economic recovery and financial reform.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The fetish of long-term deficit reduction is politically poisonous -- and economically pointless. In reality, we need big budget deficits. We need them now -- and down the road.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: Washington Monthly

Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than anyone has so far admitted.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

All those billions don't add up to much, but here's how Obama can get us on track to a real recovery.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

Two enormous clouds remain for whoever becomes president: the housing slump and the banking crisis. Both are far from being finished yet.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2004, Source: Washington Monthly

Bush's top economic priority has always been to cut taxes on the wealthy; his second term could finish the job.