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The affluent society

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999, ©1998.
Series: Penguin economics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Why worship work and productivity if many of the goods we produce are superfluous - artificial 'needs' created by high-pressure advertising? Why begrudge expenditure on vital public works while  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0140285199 9780140285192
OCLC Number: 41311465
Notes: "Updated and with a new introduction by the author."
This ed. originally published as Fortieth Anniversary ed.: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998. - Previous ed.: London : André Deutsch, 1985.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Intorduction to the Fortieth Anniversary Edition --
1. The Affluent Society --
2. The Concept of the Convertional Wisdom --
3. Economics and the tradition of despair --
4. The uncertain reassurance --
5. the American mood --
6. The Marxian pall --
7. Inequality --
8. Economic Security --
9. The Paramount position of production --
10. The Imperatives of consumer demand --
11. The dependence effect --
12. The vested interest in output --
13. The Bill collector cometh --
14. Inflation --
15. The monetary illusion --
16. Production and price stability --
17. The theory of social balance --
18. The investment balance --
19. The transition --
20. The divorse of production from security --
21. The redress of balance --
22. The position of poverty --
23. Labour, Leisure and the new class --
24. On security and survival --
Afterword --
Index.
Series Title: Penguin economics
Responsibility: John Kenneth Galbraith.

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