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Not to defend Galbraith, but it seems to me the following:

He once told The Guardian that the Bush administration's Council of Economic Advisors was loaded with people who "have never heard of John Maynard Keynes."  Nevermind the small detail of then-chairman N. Gregory Mankiw being one of the leading Keynesians

...is not a contradiction at all. One Keynesian doesn't make the CEA not loaded with Keynes-ignorant idiots.

one of the Rothbardians' even-more-disturbed cousins, the Marxists...
The Marxian view of the worker being stuck in a state of near-starvation if he acts alone is false, and demonstrates how truly shallow the view has always been.

I'm not in the mood to pick a fight, but have to note that as almost all of the European Left, even Social Democrats originate in Marxism, such easy dismissal may be a bit too provocative on an European blog.

Besides, could you support that claim about the Marxian view of the sole worker in near-starvation with actual quotes?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Dec 31st, 2005 at 11:54:23 AM EST
...is not a contradiction at all. One Keynesian doesn't make the CEA not loaded with Keynes-ignorant idiots.

Two of Bush's three chairmen have been Keynesians -- Mankiw and Bernanke.  The other, Glenn Hubbard, is (I think) a Supply-Sider.

I'll try and track down the quote, but it's in Galbraith's The Affluent Society, if I'm not mistaken.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Dec 31st, 2005 at 12:03:50 PM EST
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