Galbraith on Bush, Cheney, Paulson, Greenspan (and Galbraith)

Economist James K. Galbraith ’74 discusses the current crisis, Bush’s legacy, and his famous father.

James K. Galbraith ’74 has been in the news a lot lately. Galbraith—who teaches economics, among other subjects, at the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs—is part of the cover story for this month's Harper's magazine (see "Perspectives on Saving Capitalism," posted here last Thursday), and now he's the subject of the Q&A in this week's New York Times Magazine.

He talks with the Times's Deborah Solomon about following in the footsteps of his famous father, the late Harvard economics professor John Kenneth Galbraith. And he offers his thoughts on what the future holds for George W. Bush, M.B.A. ’75, and Dick Cheney, and on the roles of Henry Paulson, M.B.A. ’70, and Alan Greenspan, LL.D. ’99, in the current economic meltdown.

On the eve of the presidential election, it makes interesting reading.

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