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John Kenneth Galbraith

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John Kenneth Galbraith died yesterday. Here are the reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times. You can find a summary of Galbraith's economics here.
约翰·肯尼思·加尔布雷斯,昨天,去世了。《华盛顿邮报》和《纽约时报》作了报道。加翁的经济学,有人做了一个总述。


I have long been a fan of Galbraith as a person, even though I disagree with almost all of his conclusions as an economist. Galbraith marched to his own drummer and did not feel compelled to follow the dictates of his profession. A prolific writer, he tried to reach a broad audience, rather than aiming only for the narrow club of economists. And he did it spectacularly well. I recall reading when I was an undergraduate in the 1970s that Galbraith was the economist with the highest name recognition among the general public.
长期以来,作为个人,我一直景仰着加翁;作为一个经济学家,我对他的结论大多持不赞成的态度。加翁按照自己的鼓点前进,从来不受强迫,从来没有因循所谓的职业指示。他是一个多产作家,他试图给更多的人讲自己的思想,他从来不想只局限在那个经济学家的小圈子里打转。光荣归于加翁!我往回追思,还记得那个时候,那个1970年代,加翁在普罗大众之中,已经获得最高的知名礼遇,而我只是一个本科生,抱着他的书。


I assigned his most famous book, The Affluent Society, in a freshman seminar at Harvard about five years ago. The students enjoyed it. Even though the book was about half a century old, it did not feel dated, which is quite a feat. (In the new edition of my Principles text, I have a new passage on Galbraith and Hayek, which I previewed in this post.)

大概五年前,我在哈佛的新生研讨会上,给大家布置了一道作业,就是读他最著名的作品:《富裕社会》。学生们高兴极了。虽说书已经是旧书,半个世纪了吧,但是,它还是那样的不过时,还是那样的非同凡响。(在我新版的《经济学原理》里,我加了一段,谈了加翁和哈耶克,我在一个贴子里,已经让大家先睹为快过了。)


I once asked Galbraith the secret to his success as a popular writer. He told me that he revises extensively and puts his books through many drafts. Around the fifth draft, he manages to work in the touch of spontaneity that everyone likes.
有一次,我问加翁,你是怎么成为大家喜欢的作家的?有什么窍门没有?他说,他会进行广泛的校订,把他的书放在许多草稿中。在第五篇草稿中,他想办法把大家喜欢的自发性的东西,轻轻地加进去。


When I became chairman of the CEA in 2003, Galbraith wrote me a kind note congratulating me on the job. He said he had some role in the creation of the Council, which was established as part of the Employment Act of 1946, and this was what he had in mind--Harvard professors taking leave from the Ivory Tower to advise the President. He added, wryly, that he had hoped it would be a President of a different party.

2003年,我成了CEA的主席,加翁写信来,恭喜我的工作。他说,在创建CEA的时候,他还做了一些事呢。他说,CEA开始,是作为1946年的《就业法案》的一部分建立的,他说他记得的是:哈佛的教授们,走出了象牙塔,去给总统作建议。他还开玩笑说,他希望总统让另一个党的人来做。

For students who want to learn more about this great man, I recommend his memoir A Life in Our Times.

如果有同学想知道这个伟大的男人,我推荐大家去读他的传略:《我们那个时代里的一个肉身》。

 

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