John Kenneth Galbraith
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"John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith", Officer of the Order of Canada/OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century Modern liberalism in the United States/American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. As an economics/economist, he was a Keynesian economics/Keynesian and an institutional economics/institutionalist.

Galbraith was a long-time Harvard University/Harvard faculty member and stayed with Harvard University for half a century as a professor of economics. He was a prolific author and wrote four dozen books, including several novels, and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967).

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