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Redundancy in the affluent society.

Geoffrey Goodman

Redundancy in the affluent society.

by Geoffrey Goodman

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Published by Fabian Society in [London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Unemployed -- Great Britain,
    • Insurance, Unemployment -- Great Britain

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesSocialism in the sixties
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHX11 .F25 no. 340
      The Physical Object
      Pagination37 p. (incl. cover)
      Number of Pages37
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5889896M
      LC Control Number63023673
      OCLC/WorldCa2459989

      [This year marks the 60th anniversary of John Kenneth Galbraith's celebrated book, The Affluent Society, which sparked much public discussion at the time of its publication about disparities between ever-increasing private wealth and what Galbraith claimed was an impoverished public sector lacking in social and physical Rothbard critiques Galbraith's claims in the. Buy a cheap copy of The Affluent Society book by John Kenneth Galbraith. Conventional wisdom has it that John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society spawned the neoliberalism we see in Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and other world leaders. Free shipping over $

      The book that introduced the phrase “conventional wisdom” to our vernacular, The Affluent Society is as timely today as when it was first published. “Warrants careful reading by every thoughtful person.” —The Christian Science Monitor. While "affluent society" and "conventional wisdom" (terms 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.

      In his significantly titled “The Affluent Society” () Professor J. K. Galbraith states that poverty in this country is no longer “a massive affliction [but] more nearly an afterthought.”. In the wake of the civil rights movement (starting around ), the rediscovery of poverty in the midst of affluence was stimulated by important social commentaries, including Galbraith's () The Affluent Society and Harrington's () The Other America, both bestsellers at the time. 60 The success of Harrington's book was clearly a.


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Redundancy in the Affluent Society Hardcover – January 1, by Geoffrey Goodman (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Geoffrey Goodman. Redundancy in the affluent society. [London, Fabian Society, ] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Goodman.

Conventional wisdom has it that John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society spawned the neoliberalism we see in Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and other world leaders.

The economist's prose, lofty but still easily manageable, laid down the gauntlet for the post-cold war class struggle that was still far in the future in Cited by: This book revisits John Kenneth Galbraith's classic text The Affluent Society in the context of the background to, and causes of, the global economic crisis that erupted in Each chapter takes a major theme of Galbraith's book, distils his arguments, and then discusses to what extent they cast light on current developments, both in developed economies and in the economics discipline.

John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America. With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, 4/5(5). The Affluent Society is a (4th edition revised ) book by Harvard economist John Kenneth book sought to clearly outline the manner in which the post–World War II United States was becoming wealthy in the private sector but remained poor in the public sector, lacking social and physical infrastructure, and perpetuating income disparities.

Buy “The Affluent Society” here: Summary: The Affluent Society is an excellent but dense, book about the evolution of the American economy. In it, Galbraith covers how the US economy has evolved since colonial times, and what modern developments mean.

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The Original Affluent Society Marshall Sahlins Hunter-gatherers consume less energy per capita per year than any other group of human beings. Yet when you come to examine it the original affluent society was none other than the hunter's - in which all the people's material wants were easily satisfied.

To accept that hunters. The Affluent Society The s are often seen as a counterpoint to the decades that followed it — a period of conformity, prosperity, and peace (after the Korean War ended), as compared to the rebellion, unrest, and war that began in the s.

Redundancy in the affluent society Authors Geoffrey Goodman Place of publication London Publisher Fabian Society Date Series Fabian Tract ; Pages 37p. Classmark BP() Subject Labor Place Great Britain.

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wisdom, this was by far the most cited (and quoted) passage from the book. On occasion, it still crops up. It helped, how much one can never know, the movement to clean up the highways and perhaps the parks.

My writing of The Affluent Society coincided more or less with my service on a commission. John Kenneth Galbraith, born inwas one of the twentieth century's most influential economists. He produced dozens of books and hundreds of articles on economics, politics, foreign policy and the arts, his most famous including the popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (), The Affluent Society (), and The New Industrial State ().Reviews: The Affluent Society is a book written in the late fifties mostly in study of America's post WWII economy.

It seeks to redefine priorities in a society that clearly has no trouble with the basics of feeding and sheltering itself.4/5(). With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of what economic security means in The Affluent g 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.

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This book revisits John Kenneth Galbraith's The Affluent Society from the perspective of the background to, and causes of, the global economic crisis. Each chapter takes a major theme of his book, distils Galbraith's arguments, and then discusses to what extent they cast light on current developments.

Category: Business & Economics. Written by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith and published in"The Affluent Society" survives as one of the most influential books of the last half of the 20th century.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "The Affluent Society ()". Galbraith published The Affluent Society, in which he claimed that the United States and some other industrialized nations had created an “economy of abundance.” •New business techniques and improved technology had produced a standard of living never before thought possible.

(pages –).Politics and Ideology in the Affluent Society Postwar economic prosperity and the creation of new suburban spaces inevitably shaped American politics. In stark contrast to the Great Depression, the new prosperity renewed belief in the superiority of capitalism, cultural conservatism, and religion.John Kenneth Galbraith (–) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists.

His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great ith was the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.5/5(1).