Search Results: "James K. Galbraith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Sophisticated but accessible and powerful arguments for the open-minded."
A tour de force by an economist not so handicapped by theoretical orthodoxy that clear thinking is impossible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INEQUALITY by James K. Galbraith
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2016

"An arguable thesis, perhaps, but an evenhanded view of a topic generating much heat."
Economist Galbraith (Univ. of Texas; The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, 2014, etc.) ventures an anti-Pikettian view of the sharply divisive fact that not all wallets are created equal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 2, 1989

Galbraith (Economics/U. of Texas; and former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress) weighs in with a neomercantilist solution to America's trade and budget deficits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"A book best read by policy wonks of a numerate bent but accessible to noneconomists as well."
A series of essays, letters, and other documents examining the latest Greek tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2012

"Economics specialists will enjoy this book, but so too will general readers disenchanted with current economic orthodoxies."
A new approach to economic analysis based on the idea that "you can't actually study economic inequality without measuring it." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF NORMAL by James K. Galbraith
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A cleareyed, if dismaying analysis of the new normal, 'a qualitatively different form of capitalism' for the 21st century."
A renowned economist argues that the days of easy growth and full employment are over. Read full book review >

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THE FISHING BROTHERS GRUFF by Ben Galbraith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Illustrated with a garish tangle of photo-manipulated found objects, scowling painted figures and harvested fish—plus the occasional die-cut hole—this import will be best directed toward readers who need their lessons bludgeoned home. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Taking the familiar folk tale as his model but revising the ending considerably, Galbraith fashions a blunt cautionary tale aimed at heedless degraders of the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLOUT by James K. Decker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Readers who thrive on tension and excitement will feel themselves amply rewarded; those who tend to question underlying assumptions, not so much."
Sequel to The Burn Zone (2013), Decker's medium-future, aliens-among-us yarn. Read full book review >

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THE RISING SUN by Douglas Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The recent revival of interest in historical fiction has produced some of the best novels of the last decade. Few are equal to this exemplary debut performance."
A bold, doomed exploratory venture—the Darien Expedition of 1698—is the rich subject of this unusually assured first novel by yet another first-rate Scots writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHMAN'S CURSE by Christine Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"An ectoplasmic extravaganza…tailor-made for reading beneath the bedcovers. (Suspense. 10-12)"
Ghostly portents and horrifying visions drive two children to desperate efforts to avert an impending catastrophe in this debut chiller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE WAKES ME by Betsy James
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A joyful, perceptively observed vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a poetic text resembling a series of haiku, the particular habits and grace of one slim, independent but affectionate cat are vividly evoked (``He goes under. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The book ends on a cliffhanger worthy of Harry Potter, and Rowling's readers will eagerly await the next installment."
J.K. Rowling continues her investigation of the dark side—this time giving us three gruesomely twisted suspects—in her latest pseudonymous mystery. Read full book review >