James K Galbraith
Economist, Professor & Writer
Aired: Wednesday 5.6.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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James Galbraith is currnetly Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.
He is the author of six books and hundreds of scholarly and policy articles. His most recent book, Unbearable Cost: Bush, Greenspan and the Economics of Empire, was published by in late 2006. His next book will be The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.
Galbraith maintains several outside connections, including serving as a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute (www.levy.org) and as chair of Economists for Peace and Security (www.epsusa.org). He also writes a column on economic and political issues for Mother Jones, and contributes occasionally to The American Prospect, The Nation, the Texas Observer and to the op-ed pages of the major newspapers.