"Galbraith Score"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 14 17:22:50 UTC 2007

The term "Galbraith score" is starting to get used on blogs in connection
with Alberto Gonzales.  I question its applicability to the current
administration, whose fanaticism would seem to require an upgrading of the
threshhold number to about twelve, but in the interest of science I report
the earliest evidence of the concept (not the precise phrase) that I have

The Times (London)

May 13, 2003, Tuesday

SECTION: Features; 19

LENGTH: 643 words

HEADLINE: Long and short

John Kenneth Galbraith once coined a law that "anyone who says he won't resign
four times, will".

Fred Shapiro

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