Search Results: "James K. Galbraith"


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 >

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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

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

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

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE CUCKOO'S CALLING by Robert Galbraith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A quick, fun read. Rowling delivers a set of characters every bit as durable as her Potter people and a story that, though no more complex than an Inspector Lewis episode, works well on every level."
Murderous muggles are up to no good, and it's up to a seemingly unlikely hero to set things right. Read full book review >