"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).If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous economists! More John Kenneth Galbraith on Wikipedia.