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"The Affluent Society" was originally written in the still largely manufacturing-dominated economy of the 's. Since then, the growth-driven, product-oriented economic framework developed by Smith and Ricardo amid pervasive poverty has no doubt become even more profoundly out of date in the post-industrial by: The Affluent Society is a book written in the late fifties mostly in study of America's post WWII economy.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. In other places captions are dispensed with; such as (p) the line of hundreds of cars driving into one of the UK’s designated National Parks, scrapping for space to park.

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Though elegantly written, the book can be at times complex reading. After the passage of a significant chunk of time, most of what Galbraith had to say stands up quite well and is well worth the effort. Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith, the late economist, canada born U.S.A imigrated citizen wrote against the american elite, the massive 4/5(5).

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One reason our society is a comparatively violent one is that the French and Italian and British poor have a communal life and culture that the American poor lack.

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Toggle navigation. Browse Gift Certificates DRM-Free Books. The author of American Capitalism and The Great Crash, attempts here to demonstrate that the economic ideas which guide our society — an affluent society — are not only rooted in the past but are largely relevant only to the past, to a time when grim scarcity and poverty were the overwhelmingly dominant economic and human traces the overriding emphasis on.

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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. He covers all aspects of the economy. The Affluent Society is probably not read anymore, and for good reason, because it doesn't have a great deal to say today.

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Our affluent society The more we have, the more we seem to need. It’s a treadmill of consumption that leaves us exhausted but never sated.

Dexter Tiranti talks to Professor J.K. Galbraith about what prompts us to worship in the high temple of consumption and why this curious religion is so necessary for the economy.

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The Affluent Society is a book I’ve seen quoted many times, and so it’s been on my reading list for a little while. I happened to find a secondhand copy recently, a first edition copy no less, and so I read it last week. Galbraith’s central idea is that the production, or growth model of the economy is fatally flawed.

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