Our guest this week is James Galbraith. A Professor of government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Galbraith's most recent book is The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too. He is the author of Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989) and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998). Galbraith is a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, a global professional network. He writes a column for Mother Jones, and occasional commentary in many other publications, including The Texas Observer, The American Prospect, and The Nation.