John Kenneth Galbraith (10/15/1908–4/29/2006) was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian & an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism &democratic socialism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers in the '50s & '60s. A prolific author, he produced four dozen books & over a 1000 articles on many subjects. Among his most famous works was his economics trilogy: American Capitalism ('52), The Affluent Society ('58) & The New Industrial State ('67). He taught at Harvard Univ. for many years. He was active in politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy & Lyndon Johnson. He served as US Ambassador to India under JFK.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice: one in 1946 from Pres. Truman, another in 2000 from Pres. Clinton. He was also awarded the Order of Canada in 1997 &, in 2001, the Padma Vibhushan, India's 2nd highest civilian award, for strengthening ties between India & the USA.
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