The Affluent Society and Other Writings, 1952-1967: American Capitalism / The Great Crash, 1929 / The Affluent Society / The New Industrial State

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Money is much on the populace's mind right now, and not for good reasons. The Library of America here collects four of economics superstar Galbraith's best works: American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power; The Great Crash, 1929; The Affluent Society; and The New Industrial State. If your Galbraith collection is thin, you'll be well stocked with this single volume. Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 10/7/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598530773
  • Publisher: Library of America, The
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 741,038
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 11.78 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith was born in 1908 in Ontario, Canada. He earned a PhD at the University of California in 1934 and later took a fellowship at Cambridge, where he first encountered Keynesian economics. At different points in his life he taught at both Harvard and Princeton, and wrote more than forty books on an array of economic topics. During World War II he served as deputy head of the Office of Price Administration, charged with preventing inflation from crippling the war efforts, and also served as the US Ambassador to India during the Kennedy administration. He passed away in 2006.

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