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John Kenneth Galbraith

—John Kenneth Galbraith’s new book is Letters to Kennedy .

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Economist, May/June 1998 | Vol. 49, No. 3
Fifty years ago this March, Roosevelt took the oath of office and inaugurated this century’s most profound national changes. One who was there recalls the President’s unique blend of ebullience and toughness.
An insider’s account of a startling— and still controversial—investigation of the Allied bombing of Germany
Veblen’s ideas on the effect of wealth on behavior were penetrating, original and, to the dismay of his contemporaries, highly uninhibited.
As the twenties roared on, a market crash became inevitable. Why? And who should have stopped it?