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It's a book that will make you think and may well affect how you think.
We are not here establishing a new economic and social goal but identifying one that as already widely if but tacitly accepted."
Galbraith's pithy and wryly amused writing style has stood the test of time as well as the arguments.
A Socialist conglomeration of hypocrisy and contradictions. Galbraith believes, like Obama, Clinton, all of their Administrations', as well as most of the Democrat Party believe... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Prudent Man
Galbraith a genius, an eloquent master craftsman of the English language and clear-headed analyst of the preposterous myths of American capitalism.Published 2 months ago by Liznola
Galbraith was a public intellectual of a generation that I missed. I had previously read his book on the crash of 1929 and enjoyed his clear, concise writing style which sometimes... Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Edgar Mihelic
First published in the mid 1950s, Galbraith became one of the first to explore the possible significance of the break through sported by Keynes and his General Theory of two... Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by Timothy K. Fitzgerald
I wish I'd discovered this guy's writing during his lifetime. What's striking is that economic and political thought still hasn't come close to acknowledging what was already... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by J. Strauss
In this book, Galbraith speaks of broad strokes while we can only hope for small change. He talks about a government that modifies the very engine of production - the intake and... Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Sandy Voss
This should be standard reading for anyone interested in economics and how the world operates. The arguments Galbraith presents here are as salient today as they were when he... Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by J. Smallridge
The Affluent Society is an extremely well written and trenchant criticism of what John Kenneth Galbraith calls the current "conventional wisdom" in economics. Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by Brian C.