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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 October 1908Dunwich Township, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 29 April 2006Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA  (natural causes)
Height 6' 9" (2.06 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Kenneth Galbraith was born on October 15, 1908 in Dunwich Township, Ontario, Canada. He was married to Catherine Merriam Atwater. He died on April 29, 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Spouse (1)

Catherine Merriam Atwater (17 September 1937 - 29 April 2006) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

Became a US citizen in 1939
He was awarded the C.O. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) on April 17, 1997 for his services to philosophy.
Father of Alan Galbraith, economist James K. Galbraith and diplomat Peter Galbraith.

Personal Quotes (8)

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
Under capitalism man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
Economists are economical, among other things, of ideas; most make those of their graduate days last a lifetime.
Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
[what he called "Galbraith's First Law"] Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

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