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The affluent society

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Affluent society.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1998
(DLC) 98046513
(OCoLC)40061348
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0618094679 9780618094677
OCLC Number: 45733961
Notes: "Updated and with a new introduction by the author"--Cover.
"A Mariner book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
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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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 wisdom" (first used in the book) have entered the vernacular, the message of the book has not been so widely embraced--reason enough to rediscover The Affluent Society.

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