Ambassador's journal: a personal account of the Kennedy years

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Houghton Mifflin, 1969 - Political Science - 656 pages
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Dagbøger, nedskrevne af økonomen John Kenneth Galbraith (f. 1908) fra årene 1961-1963, da han var ambassadør for John F. Kennedy administrationen i Indien.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

1056 Ambassador's Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years, by John Kenneth Galbraith (read 16 June 1970) I have slogged through this account of Galbraith's years as Ambassador to India (1961 ... Read full review

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The best such journal I have ever read--and the best insights into the Kennedy years and the early years of the Vietnam War. Galbraith was an insider and a visionary who saw what was coming in Vietnam, but who was listening? Read full review


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John Kenneth Galbraith is a Canadian-born American economist who is perhaps the most widely read economist in the world. He taught at Harvard from 1934-1939 and then again from 1949-1975. An adviser to President John F. Kennedy, he served from 1961 to 1963 as U.S. ambassador to India. His style and wit in writing and his frequent media appearances have contributed greatly to his fame as an economist. Galbraith believes that it is not sufficient for government to manage the level of effective demand; government must manage the market itself. Galbraith stated in American Capitalism (1952) that the market is far from competitive, and governments and labor unions must serve as "countervailing power." He believes that ultimately "producer sovereignty" takes the place of consumer sovereignty and the producer - not the consumer - becomes ruler of the marketplace.

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