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The Affluent Society

by Galbraith, John Kenneth

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Hard cover. Very Good. 0 Very good in good dust jacket. hb, vg bk/ gd dj, dj faded, text clean and tight.

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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