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John Kenneth Galbraith
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Age:102
Birth Date:October 15, 1908
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Birth Place:Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
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Occupation:economist, presidential advisor

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JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH
John Kenneth Galbraith

Biography:John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith, OC , Ph.D , LL.D (born October 15, 1908) is one of the most influential American economists of the twentieth-century, a Keynesian, and an institutionalist, with progressive values and a gift for writing accessible, popular books on economic topics in which he takes delight in describing ways in which economic theory does not always mesh with real life. The Canadian-born author of four dozen books and over one thousand articles was on the faculty of Harvard University from 1934 to 1975 (where he remains a professor emeritus). His book, The Affluent Society (1958), which became a bestseller, outlines how post-World War II America was becoming wealthy in the private sector but remained poor in the public sector, lacking social and physical infrastructure, and perpetuating income disparities. Galbraith served in the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. In 1961, Kennedy appointed him ambassador to India, where he served until 1963.

Although he is a former president of the American Economic Association, Galbraith is considered something of an iconoclast by many economists because he values non-technical political economy as opposed to relying solely on mathematical modeling. His work includes several books on economic topics (some of which were bestsellers in the late 1950s and during the 1960s) in which he describes ways in which economic theory does not always mesh with real life.

Publication in 2004 of a biography, John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics by his friend and fellow economist Richard Parker, has renewed widespread interest in his career and his ideas.


Chinese Horoscope for John Kenneth Galbraith
Includes characteristics and Vices
John Kenneth Galbraith's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1908 - January 21, 1909
Birthday: October 15, 1908

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

John Kenneth Galbraith's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: October 15, 1908

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

John Kenneth Galbraith's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: October 15, 2010

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

 

 

 

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