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Media MentionNovember 25, 2018

James Kenneth Galbraith on Inequality, Democracy and the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Greece

In this episode, hosts discuss James’ views on the teachings of mainstream economics today, his work on inequality, democracy, the financial crisis of 2008 and the impact it has had on Greece as well as, of course, his father John.

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Media MentionJune 25, 2018

The minimum wage just turned 80. Economists don’t give it enough credit

LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor James Galbraith places the impact of the minimum wage in context for Fortune.     

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Media MentionJune 25, 2018

On the anniversary of the minimum wage, we should remember what It embodies

Writing for Fortune, James K. Gailbraith, the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses the history of the minimum wage, and the importance of the fight for a higher minimum wage. 

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Media MentionJune 22, 2018

Extreme inequality creates global disorder

And it’s a problem that can only have a political solution, writes LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor James Galbraith in The Nation. 

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Media MentionJune 4, 2018

The Fate of Italy and Europe

The North-South-right-left new government poses huge challenges to the continent—not least because in the short term, its economics may work.
 LBJ Professor James Galbraith explains. 

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Media MentionMay 2, 2018

We Work

James Galbraith explains why the job guarantee deserves a better rap. 

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Media MentionApril 20, 2018

These economists say a $1 trillion deficit is just a good start

A small group of heterodox economists — self-described the “deficit owls” — say that the deficit does not pose a problem, and that the proposals to rein in the deficit represent the real threat to the nation’s well- being. James Galbraith discusses. 

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NewsApril 18, 2018

Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

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Media MentionMarch 20, 2018

United Nations International Day Of Happiness Founder Jayme Illien Calls For #TenBillionHappy Humans by 2050 at Annual Meeting Of Over 13,300 of Planet's Brightest Economic Minds

 Just over two months ago, on January 6, 2018. United Nations International Day of Happiness (UNIDOHappiness) founder Jayme Illien celebrated the 2018 new 'Year of Global Happiness' with a global call to action to achieve happiness for all ten billion members of the global human family by 2050.

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Media MentionMarch 9, 2018

Trump's steel tariffs are mere political theater

The practical effect of the tariffs will be small, so why did Trump do it? The answer is: politics, says LBJ Professor James Galbraith. 

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