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The essential Galbraith

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith; Andrea D Williams
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst economic crisis. Galbraith's new introductions place the works in their  Read more...
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Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Essential Galbraith.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001
(DLC) 2001024986
(OCoLC)46918471
Named Person: John Kenneth Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith; Andrea D Williams
ISBN: 0618392521 9780618392520 9780547348681 0547348681
OCLC Number: 52200043
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Description: 1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Contents: Countervailing power --
The concept of the conventional wisdom --
The myth of consumer sovereignty --
The case for social balance --
The imperatives of technology --
The technostructure --
The general theory of motivation --
Economics and the quality of life --
The proper purpose of economic development --
The valid image of the modern economy --
Power and the useful economist --
The founding faith: Adam Smith's Wealth of nations --
The massive dissent of Karl Marx --
Who was Thorstein Veblen? --
The Mandarin revolution --
How Keynes came to America --
The speculative episode --
In Goldman, Sachs we trust --
The crash --
Things become more serious --
The unfinished business of the century.
Responsibility: John Kenneth Galbraith ; selected and edited by Andrea D. Williams.
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THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH includes key selections from the most important works of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most distinguished writers of our time - from THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY, the groundbreaking book in which he conined the tern "conventional wisdom," to THE GREAT CRASH, an unsurpassed account of the events that triggered America's worst economic crisis. Galbraith's new introductions place the works in their historical moment and make clear their enduring relevance for the new century. THE ESSENTIAL GALBRAITH will delight old admirers and introduce one of our most beloved writers to a new generation of readers. It is also an indispensable resource for scholars and students of economics, history, and politics, offering unparalleled access to the seminal writings of an extraordinary thinker.

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