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Some bits are good, some bits less so.
on 22 February 2010
Galbraith has a brand and a wit and wisdom that is instantly recognisable. His writing is accessible and some of his thoughts are portentuous - in particular his interpretation of the internal dynamics of the modern corporation are thoughtful for an academic not schooled in the politics of the modern workplace. In other places, his thought is far from original - the well worn passages about the modern military/ industrial complex are 50 years old. So overall it is good, but for a small book there is too much chaff with the wheat, especially when there has been so much more to say on the subject.