Dead Men Left

Monday, May 01, 2006

Right opinions of dead men

J.K. Galbraith's popped his clogs. (Why do economists always last so long?)

Obituary here. I notice Galbraith's attracted a little encomium from Prudence:

"I enjoyed meeting him in both the UK and America and welcomed his interest in our country and its future," Mr Brown said. "Even in recent years in his 90s he was never slow to give me and others advice, and he will be remembered for his erudition, his wit and eloquence, and particularly for his economic insights into our age."

I should hope he was "never slow to give me and others advice". Pity Brown never bothered paying much attention to it. Here's Galbraith on Bush (PDF), and here he is on Iraq.