The Affluent Society

The Affluent Society

Book - 1998
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John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America

With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of what economic security means in The Affluent Society . Warning against individual and societal complacence about economic inequity, he offers an economic model for investing in public wealth that challenges "conventional wisdom" (a phrase he coined that has since entered our vernacular) about the long-term value of a production-based economy and the true nature of poverty. Both politically divisive and remarkably prescient, The Affluent Society is as relevant today on the question of wealth in America as it was in 1958.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780395925003
Branch Call Number: 330. 973 GAL 1998
Characteristics: xii, 276 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jul 10, 2015

Classic. You have to love the politely snarky comments.

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