James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith, a former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee, is Professor of Government and Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know, and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe.

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Opinion | Why US hopes for a quick economic recovery from the coronavirus are pure fantasy

US prosperity is built on debt, and heavily reliant on global demand for advanced goods and consumer demand for frills, none of which is likely to bounce back as quickly as many wish.

12 Jun 2020 - 1:36AM

US prosperity is built on debt, and heavily reliant on global demand for advanced goods and consumer demand for frills, none of which is likely to bounce back as quickly as many wish.

Why US hopes for a quick economic recovery from the coronavirus are pure fantasy
A Greek tragedy of the IMF's making