James K. Galbraith is the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of five books, including Inequality and Instability: A Study of the world Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. He writes for Mother Jones and The Progressive. In the early 1980s, he was the executive director of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. He is the son of John Kenneth Galbraith.