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The affluent society

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 40th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Galbraith's classic on the "economic of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought." With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the heart of what economic security means (and doesn't mean) in today's world and lays bare the hazards of individual and societal complacence about economic inequity. While "affluent society" and "conventional  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0395925002 9780395925003 0395637511 9780395637517
OCLC Number: 40061348
Notes: "Updated and with a new introduction by the author"--Cover.
"A Mariner book."
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Affluent society --
Concept of the conventional wisdom --
Economics and the tradition of despair --
Uncertain reassurance --
American mood --
Marxian pall --
Inequality --
Economic security --
Paramount position of production --
Imperative of consumer demand --
Dependence effect --
Vested interest in output --
Bill collector cometh --
Inflation --
Monetary illusion --
Production and price stability --
Theory of social balance --
Transition --
Divorce of production from security --
Redress of balance --
Position of poverty --
Labor, leisure and the new class --
On security and survival.
Responsibility: John Kenneth Galbraith.
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