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The Affluent Society: The Economics of the Age of Opulence-A Literate and Expert Revision of the Basic Ideas

by GALBRAITH, John Kenneth

Condition: Very Good/Fine


Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Later. Very good in fine dustwrapper. air. Dustwrapper soiled and torn at edges. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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.




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