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An Immigrant Dies

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist, writer, US ambassador to India, and witty, erudite conversationalist died Saturday at age 97.

Born in Canada, he chose to make the United States his home, and we, as a country, were better for it.

[Update] From the BBC: “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”, and the phrase, “conventional wisdom”, belong to Mr. Galbraith.


1 Steve Bates { 04.30.06 at 1:00 am }

Sigh. “I shall not look upon his like again.”

2 Karen { 04.30.06 at 10:16 am }

Yep, sorry to lose such a GEM.

3 Bryan { 04.30.06 at 11:57 am }

His “conversations” with Bill Buckley on Firing Line were an education in the English language.