The Affluent Society / Edition 40

The Affluent Society / Edition 40

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by John Kenneth Galbraith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395925002

ISBN-13: 9780395925003

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395925003
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
255,236
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fortieth Anniversary Edition
1The Affluent Society1
2The Concept of the Conventional Wisdom6
3Economics and the Tradition of Despair18
4The Uncertain Reassurance29
5The American Mood41
6The Marxian Pall55
7Inequality66
8Economic Security81
9The Paramount Position of Production99
10The Imperatives of Consumer Demand114
11The Dependence Effect124
12The Vested Interest in Output132
13The Bill Collector Cometh143
14Inflation154
15The Monetary Illusion166
16Production and Price Stability177
17The Theory of Social Balance186
18The Investment Balance200
19The Transition209
20The Divorce of Production from Security217
21The Redress of Balance223
22The Position of Poverty234
23Labor, Leisure and the New Class243
24On Security and Survival255
Afterword261
Index265

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