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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date October 15, 1998
Pages 276
Binding Paperback
Edition 40 anv sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395925003
ISBN-10 0395925002
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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A leading economist discusses his theories on social disequilibrium and suggests ways of restoring the economic balance (view table of contents)
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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.

Editions
Hardcover
4 sub edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1984)
9780395366134 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: Presents the distinguished economist's updated perceptions of and prescriptions for the socio-economic problems of the United States
Paperback
Book cover for 9780395925003 Book cover for 9780451627483
 
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40 anv sub edition from Mariner Books (October 15, 1998)
9780395925003 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A leading economist discusses his theories on social disequilibrium and suggests ways of restoring the economic balance
4th edition from New Amer Library (July 1, 1989)
9780451627483 | details & prices | List price $5.95
About: A leading economist discusses his theories on social disequilibrium and suggests ways of restoring the economic balance
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439500248
 
40 reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439500248 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Galbraith's classic on the "economics of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought.

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