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The Affluent Society. by  John Kenneth Galbraith - Signed First Edition - 1984 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 5714)

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The Affluent Society.

by Galbraith, John Kenneth

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. First printing of the fourth edition, with a new introduction by Galbraith. Warmly inscribed by John Kenneth Galbraith and dated in the year of publication to Robert Pirie. The recipient was a lawyer in the field of mergers and acquisitions and later a prominent investment banker on Wall Street and noted bibliophile. Fine in a fine dust jacket. John Kenneth Galbraith's breakthrough as a best-selling author came with "The Affluent Society" for which he was honored with the American Economic Association's prestigious presidency. The book also influenced both the Great Society program and the rise of the American "counterculture" in the 1960's. Listed on Modern Library's 100 great nonfiction books of the twentieth century. Galbraith's ideas often addressed the influence of the potential market power of large corporations (Dunn and Pressman, 2005). He believed that corporations could become price makers, rather than price takers, by weakening the accepted principle of consumer sovereignty (Galbraith, 1970). This, in turn, allowed corporations to efficiently increase the production of their goods.

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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.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
5714
Title
The Affluent Society.
Author
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Book condition
second hand
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1984
Keywords
Affluent Society First Edition Signed

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