James K. Galbraith teaches economics and a variety of other subjects at the University of Texas. He holds degrees in economics from Harvard and Yale. He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and then served in several positions on the staff of the US Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is the son of renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith
"James Galbraith has written an extremely challenging book. Although its principal target is conservative economics, it is no less critical of conventional liberalism. Galbraith correctly recognizes that today both approaches are intellectually bankrupt and incapable of addressing the nation's pressing economic problems. I hope The Predator State stimulates needed debate among both liberals and conservatives on the mistakes both sides have made that have gotten us to where we are now."-- Bruce Bartlett, author of "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy"