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The joyless economy : an inquiry into human satisfaction and consumer dissatisfaction

Author: Tibor Scitovsky
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scitovsky, Tibor.
Joyless economy.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1976
(OCoLC)654844805
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tibor Scitovsky
ISBN: 0195019741 9780195019742
OCLC Number: 2125738
Description: xvii, 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The psychology and economics of motivation. Between strain and boredom --
The pursuit of novelty --
Comfort versus pleasure --
Enter economics --
Necessities and comforts --
Income and happiness --
The American way of life. Is our life too good? --
Is it too dull? --
Our Puritan ghost --
Our disdain for culture --
What's wrong with mass production? --
What's wrong with specialization?
Responsibility: Tibor Scitovsky.
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