James Galbraith

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James Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and is senior scholar with the Levy Economics Institute. He is the son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

Recommended appointees for a new Administration

In the 1988 book "Winning America: Ideas and Leadership for the 1990s" edited by Marcus Raskin, Chester Hartman, Sean Gervasi recommended Barry Bluestone, Gar Alperovitz, Donald Harris, Robert Browne, Jeff Faux, Carol O'Cleireacain, Jamie Galbraith, Howard Wachtel, Bennet T. Harrison, Michael Tanzer and Arthur MacEwan as recommended appointees for a new Administration page 24, 25).

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 James Galbraith, Univ. of Texas/LBJ School was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future.[1]


James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin, was an identified member of JournoList - an email group of approximately 400 "progressive" and socialist journalists, academics and "new media" activists.

JournoList members reportedly coordinated their messages in favor of Barack Obama and the Democrats, and against Sarah Palin and the Republican Party. JournoList was founded in 2007 and was closed down in early 2010.[2]

Democratic Left

Galbraith's article "No Return to Normal Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than you think" was re-published in the Spring 2009 edition of the Democratic Socialists of America publication, Democratic Left.[3]

Anti free market book

In the late 2000s James K. Galbraith’s released a new book is The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.

Feb. 2009 EFCA statement

On February 24, 2009 Richard B. Freeman, Frank Levy and Lawrence Mishel, issued an Economic Policy Institute Employee Free Choice Act Statement on the Economic Policy Institute website, calling for the passage of the pro labor union Employee Free Choice Act.[4]

Statement endorsers included James Galbraith, University of Texas.