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The Affluent Society

The Affluent Society
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN 13: 9780395925003
ISBN 10: 395925002
Edition: 40 Anv Sub
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 1998-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.00

Galbraith's classic on the "economics of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought." With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the heart of what economic security means (and doesn't mean) in today's world and lays bare the hazards of individual and societal complacence about economic inequity. While "affluent society" and "conventional wisdom" (first used in this book) have entered the vernacular, the message of the book has not been so widely embraced--reason enough to rediscover The Affluent Society.