J.K. Galbraith: Economist of the Peace

  • Jacques Fontanel
  • Fanny Coulomb


John Kenneth Galbraith is among the most famous economists, not only known by specialists, but also by all those who wonder about the interactions between social evolution and economic factors. He has rejected the narrow hypotheses, axioms and postulates of the dominant economic science, criticizing the too-simplifying analyses based on a supposed ideal world generating economic development and peace. Robert Eisner, former President of the American Economic Association, asked why John Kenneth Galbraith had not obtained the Nobel prize yet, answered with a smile: ‘Because he is too intelligent’.1 He then added: ‘Maybe also because he is a free, really free spirit …’


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