The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Berle, Adolf Augustus, Jr. (1895–1971)

  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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A graduate at an early age of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, Berle served in Army Intelligence in World War I and on the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, from which he emerged to denounce the terms of the Treaty, as did Keynes, though to a lesser audience. After practising law in New York, he joined the law faculty of Columbia University, where he became a member of the famous Brains Trust of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a close adviser of Roosevelt’s, both before and after the latter’s election to the Presidency.


Berle, A. A. Corporations Entrepreneurship Keynes, J. M. McConnell, C. R. New Deal Ownership vs. control Samuelson, P. A. Schumpeter, J. A. Twentieth Century Fund 

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  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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