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John Kenneth Galbraith, RIP

John Kenneth Galbraith led a very long and active life, racking up enough accomplishments and achievements for a dozen lifetimes. Still, I couldn't help but be a bit sad when I read this morning of his passing at the ripe of age of 97.

I always loved a good political debate, and some of my all-time favorites were those recurring "Clash of the Titans" match-ups between Galbraith and William F. Buckley on PBS's "Firing Line." (Yes, I was a geek.) Those days are now forever gone, alas, and what makes it even sadder is that today's "equivalent" entertainment is "Hannity and Colmes." Now that's a damn shame.