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James K. Galbraith

Professor and economist at the University of Texas, Austin

James K. Galbraith appears in the following:

Inequality and Instability

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

James Galbraith, professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, talks about his new book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis.

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Should Baby Boomers Get Out of the Workforce?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

There are around 70 million people born between 1946 and 1964 โ€” known widely as Baby Boomers. Around 65 million of those people are in the workforce today and of those, 28.7 million are over the age of 55. What if those positions were suddenly freed up? How many jobs would that mean for the nearly 11.5 million people under the age of 55 currently unemployed? What economic benefits are there for companies, who would get cheaper insurance premiums with a younger staff? And what kind of stress would this put on Medicare and Social Security?

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Obama's economic recovery plan spurs debate

Monday, January 12, 2009

President-elect Obama's ambitious and optimistic recovery plan has both cheerleaders and critics. We're looking at the plan from both sides. The Takeaway talks to Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a Senior Fellow at The Hudson Institute and former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, and James Galbraith, professor and economist at the University of Texas, Austin and author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, about their take on the economic stimulus plan.

"If Americans have the money in their pockets they can spend it faster than Uncle Sam, they can spend it right away, they can make better use of it."
โ€” Diana Furchtgott-Roth on how to craft a better stimulus plan

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Can This Economic System Be Saved?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

James Galbraith, professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (Free Press, 2008), talks about the financial crisis and what ...

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Follow Up Friday: Commodities Speculation

Friday, May 09, 2008

A commenter on our website chided us for not exploring the connection between speculation in the commodities market and the world-wide food crisis. We follow up and explore this under-the-radar factor with James Galbraith, Professor of Government at the University of Texas.

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