The Affluent Society

The Affluent Society

John Kenneth Galbraith

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0395925002

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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