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Media MentionJune 25, 2018

The Minimum Wage Just Turned 80. Economists Don’t Give It Enough Credit

LBJ Professor James Galbraith places the impact of the minimum wage in an accessible context.     

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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, says LBJ Professor James Galbraith. 

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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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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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NewsJanuary 31, 2018

LBJ Faculty React to State of the Union

Tuesday evening President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Here, faculty from the LBJ School share their reactions.

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Media MentionJanuary 9, 2018

Economist James K. Galbraith isn’t celebrating Dow 25,000

Pardon James Galbraith if he sits out the celebration of Dow 25,000. University of Texas economist Galbraith, the son of the famous Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith, believes mainstream economists and the Federal Reserve are too wedded to old ideas to see what is really going on in the economy. Specifically, Galbraith is worried that the consumer is the only game in town — and that can’t last.

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NewsJanuary 8, 2018

What's in Store for 2018? LBJ Faculty Make Their Predictions

After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake. 

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