The Affluent Society / Edition 40

The Affluent Society / Edition 40

by John Kenneth Galbraith
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ISBN-10:
0395925002
ISBN-13:
9780395925003
Pub. Date:
10/28/1998
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Affluent Society / Edition 40

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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ISBN-13: 9780395925003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 232,726
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.68(d)

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