John Kenneth Galbraith
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, 1998, 1969; originally published 1958, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780395243756

From the Publisher. Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) 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.

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Carl Magnusson
I read this book in the 1960s and recently reread it. Interesting to note how the disparity in wealth continues despite opportunities to democratize capitalism.
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