Will the American Jobs Plan Remake the US Economy? | James K. Galbraith
Opinion Has It
US President Joe Biden’s public-investment proposal is undoubtedly ambitious – and highly controversial. But it may also be the key to putting the US economy on the path toward a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.Here to help us understand the American Jobs Plan – and the debate surrounding it – is James Galbraith. Galbraith is an economist and professor of government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1327: What do we do with MMT? / James K. Galbraith
This Is Hell!
Economist James K. Galbraith on modern monetary theory, public spending and possibility of post-neoliberal policy, and his article "Who's Afraid of MMT?" for Project Syndicate.https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-central-bankers-fear-modern-monetary-theory-by-james-k-galbraith-2020-12
At the beginning of the pandemic, many in the US seemed to view public health measures like lockdowns and social distancing and economic recovery as a tradeoff. But economist Dr. James Galbraith says this is an incorrect assumption, and that early failures to contain the virus mean the US now has uncontrolled spread and a less resilient economy. Galbraith talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the current state of the US economy, the failure of the government to launch an effective public health response, why another shutdown may be necessary, and what we need to think about to address urgent economic impacts to low-income and minority populations hit hard by the pandemic.
Jacobin Radio: James K. Galbraith and Aaron Benanav
Suzi talks to James K. Galbraith on the economic policies we need, and Aaron Benanav on the crisis of unemployment. James K Galbraith responds to the multiple crises and challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, laying out the economic policy we need now, and the mobilization necessary to get it. He proposes concrete measures, like a Health Finance Corporation, that could be an efficient one-stop shop for all the resources needed. We ask why the economy as currently organized has been unable to deal with the challenges of the pandemic. Galbraith's watchwords: solidarity, organization, and determination. Aaron Benanav writes about employment, especially the irregular, informal and precarious forms of employment — the ones that fall through the large holes in the shredded safety net. His article, “Crisis and Recovery” looks at the cataclysmic economic crisis unfolding in tandem with the public health crisis. We get his findings.
Ep. 59: It Is Not Necessary To Hope In Order To Persevere (feat. James K. Galbraith)
Rumble with Michael Moore
What would a Great Depression/World War II-like mobilization of American society look like if we were to attempt to fix our country and society today in the midst of the pandemic? Do we, as Americans, have the will, the ideas, the courage or the leadership to care for the sick, protect the vulnerable, and then, revitalize our economy and fix the ugly aspects of our society that Covid-19 has exposed? Michael discusses these big issues with James K. Galbraith, a scholar, author and one of the pre-eminent economists of our time. Generations ago, when America faced the fallout of the Great Depression and World War II, James' father, John Kenneth Galbraith was the legendary economic thinker who Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy turned to help steer America and and re-shape the post-war society. ************** Protect Your Online Privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with 12-month plan (Limited-time offer for Rumble with Michael Moore listeners) https://www.expressvpn.com/rumble ************** During the discussion, the work James' children are doing was mentioned. The music for this episode is a song called "Sicilienne," by Eve Galbraith https://soundcloud.com/user-479110316/sicilienne Eli Galbraith his wife Krista are the couple in Brattleboro, Vermont that have converted their tailoring shop for the transgender community, Shapeshifters Ltd, to medical mask-making to supply the local hospitals. Visit them here: https://twitter.com/ShapeshiftersCB/status/1243336310221344772 Doug Galbraith is a cook in Portland, and has thrown himself into fundraising to get food money out to unemployed service workers in his city. The link is here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdx-food-chain *************** Check out some of James Galbraith's books here: https://bookshop.org/lists/rumble-with-michael-moore-guest-books Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message
In late May, millions of Europeans will head to the voting booth for elections that will determine the future of the European Union (EU). As the Brexit controversy deepens and a violent populism rises in several European countries, this year's parliamentary elections will be decisive for the EU’s survival and instrumental in how major powers, including the United States, are affected. Please join renowned economist, academic and author James K. Galbraith in a discussion of economics, politics and the state of the European continent after the critical elections. He will be in conversation with the UC Berkeley philosopher Hans Sluga, an expert in political philosophy, to celebrate the book launch of A Vision for Europe: an international collaboration of writers, theorists, artists, political leaders and activists who have joined forces in one groundbreaking volume of exclusive writing to show how the rising tides of nationalism can be tempered; the migration crisis managed; climate change combatted; and a better, fairer democracy built for all Europeans. The book, with additional contributions from leading political and cultural figures across the globe, including Yanis Varoufakis, Naomi Klein, Slavoj Zizek, Elif Shafak, Ken Loach and Jeffrey Sachs, will be available at the event. Overview of Speakers: James Kenneth Galbraith is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Economics Association. A prolific writer whose work has been featured in The Nation, The New York Times and The Washington Post, his books include The Predator State (2008), Inequality and Industrial Change (2001), and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998). Hans D. Sluga is an academic specializing in analytic and political philosophy who has taught and lectured for the University of California and University College London. His writing has appeared in numerous academic journals and collections across the world in multiple languages, and his books include Politics and the Search for the Common Good (2014), The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (1996), and Philosophy and Politics in Nazi Germany (1993). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
James K. Galbraith — "The Affluent Society & Other Writings 1952-1967" - Free Library of Philadelphia (Nov 18, 2010)
Reform the Money
James K. Galbraith — "The Affluent Society & Other Writings 1952-1967" - Free Library of Philadelphia (Nov 18, 2010)James K. Galbraith is a professor of economics and the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. A regular contributor to The Nation and Mother Jones, Galbraith is the author of The Predator State, Balancing Acts, and Created Unequal, all of which examine different aspects of the distribution of wealth in the United States. His new book collects the notable writings of his father--renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith--including American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, and The New Industrial State into one definitive volume.DownloadJames K. Galbraith's website is: James K. GalbraithSource: Free Library of PhiladelphiaAired: 11/18/11 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.
James K. Galbraith — "A Progressive Economist" - ElectricPolitics (Sep 26, 2006)
Reform the Money
James K. Galbraith — "A Progressive Economist" - ElectricPolitics (Sep 26, 2006)The venerable tradition of political economy hasn't died out (yet) but practitioners have become uncommonly hard to find. James K. Galbraith, who penned a wonderfully sharp critique of our economic system earlier this year in Mother Jones, and is at work on a larger version (as well as having another new book about to be published), brings iconoclastic, innovative sensibilities to a wide range of issues. I'm always delighted to hear reasonable solutions—even half-way solutions—that may be less well-known but are eminently bleeding-edge, especially from a committed progressive. My sincere thanks to James for sharing his thoughts. Total runtime an hour and thirty three minutes. Enjoy!DownloadJames K. Galbraith's website is: James K. GalbraithSource: Electric PoliticsAired: 09/026/06 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.
James K. Galbraith — "Keynote at the EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium" - (Oct 01, 2010)
Reform the Money
James K. Galbraith — "Keynote at the EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium" - (Oct 01, 2010)James K. Galbraith, Keynote at the EPS Bernard Schwartz Symposium October 2010. James K. Galbraith is one of the great economists of our time, and with one of the best outlooks for what can actually work. So we're just going to get out of the way.DownloadJames K. Galbraith's website is: James K. GalbraithSource: Demand Side EconomicsAired: 5/027/11 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.