At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it has become clear who John Kenneth Galbraith really is: Sisyphus, constantly pushing the boulder of social-democratic enlightenment up the hill. But the hill, it turns out, is too steep, and Galbraith not mighty enough.Ah. So if the next Galbraith won't cut it then who will be the next Keynes? Hopefully we won't meet circumstances requiring another one for reasons beyond making the West more politically safe for social democracy.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Sisyphus as Social Democrat
Brad DeLong's Foreign Affairs review of a biography of John Kenneth Galbraith.
Posted by Russ Hicks at 7:21 PM