By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.

-John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith

It's a rule worth having in mind. Income almost always flows along the same axis as power but in the opposite direction.

John Kenneth Galbraith
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The world of finance hails the invention of the wheel over and over again, often in a slightly more unstable version.

John Kenneth Galbraith
The privileged have regularly invited their own destruction with their greed.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.

John Kenneth Galbraith
The foresight of financial experts was, as so often, a poor guide to the future.
John Kenneth Galbraith

What is called a high standard of living consists, in considerable measure, in arrangements for avoiding muscular energy, for increasing sensual pleasure and enhancing caloric intake above any conceivable nutritional requirement.

John Kenneth Galbraith
In Europe and the United States the two decades following the Second World War will for long be remembered as a very good time, the time when capitalism really worked. Everywhere in the industrialized countries production increased. Unemployment was everywhere low. Prices were nearly stable. When production lagged and unemployment rose, governments intervened to take up the slack, as Keynes had urged.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing so denies a person liberty as the total absence of money.

John Kenneth Galbraith
Hermann Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Albert Speer, Walther Frank, Julius Streicher and Robert Ley did pass under my inspectionand interrogation in 1945 but they only proved that National Socialism was a gangster interlude at a rather low order of mental capacity and with a surprisingly high incidence of alcoholism.