John Kenneth Galbraith’s NYT obituary isÂ definitely worth reading. Like most progressive economists, I enjoyed his books, but I’ve never found anything to cite in them. Even by the 1970s, economics was moving in a much more formal direction. But he was a beautiful writer. From the obit:
He continued to rise early and, despite the seeming effortlessness of his prose, revised each day’s work at least five times. “It was usually on about the fourth day that I put in that note of spontaneity for which I am known,” he said.
Update: The official Harvard release is here.