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John Kenneth Galbraith õ 7 read & download The Affluent Society characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB John Kenneth Galbraith's international bestseller The Affluent Society is a witty graceful and devastating attack on some of our most cherished economic mythsAs relevant today as when it was first published over forty years ago this newly updated edition of Galbraith's classic text on the 'economics of abundance' lays bare the hazards of individual and social complacency about economic ineualityWhy worship work and productivity if m. Bother I thought I had already written most of this review but no I must toil and type to lay it out here in black and whiteGalbraith s book is a slightly awkward subject written in 1958 went through four editions before the revised version that fell into my hands I wonder if he was prescient for 1958 for example in the role of debt in sustaining a consumer society or simply astute when it came to updating each editionIt is an elegantly written essay slightly too elegant with it s swan s neck phrasing to be easily uotable but a pleasure to read in this and in its content it reminded me of Veblin s The Theory of the Leisure Class that sets out that the economic thinking of Smith and Ricardo among others became the conventional wisdom that informed a whole host of ideas not just about economics but politics and society generally this however in the face of the actual economic reality in which we live in Galbraith s telling the conventional wisdom changes over time absorbing elements of Marx or Keynes but remains dominant even though the starting point of many of the ideas embedded in the conventional wisdom was a basic conception of the world as a place of scarcity In the world of scarcity goods were in short supply and people might have to be compelled to work to avoid starvation not just their own but in society generally This Galbraith points out is not true of our own times By and large we live in affluent societies There is an excess of goods People need to be persuaded through marketing to desire and purchase goods which due to the ineuitable social division of income will be increasingly paid for with creditProblems that we face in Galbraith s opinion looking at the decline in standard working hours is not maintaining production but sustaining employment addressing the poverty that we have in the midst of a prosperous society and caring for the environment Unfortunately aspects of the conventional wisdom lead us into trouble we can blame the poor for being the authors of their own problems the environment is a resource ripe for abuse and apparently we are politically able to tolerate a substantial level of un and underemployment which in previous decades might have been considered catastrophicIn short we ve got a model of a world of scarcity in our heads while we live in the midst of abundance And that means this is one of those books that reminds us how artificial and unreal much of the world around us is Economic thinking Galbraith shows runs considerably behind the actual workings of the economy potential by several hundred years It is an essay that is focused on the experience of the USA and one of the most striking points there at least for me as a foreigner who has only heard of that country from afar is the contrast between private wealth and public poverty Roads may be pot holed schools falling apart and public bodies will struggle to be able to finance repairs yet individuals and corporations may be fabulously wealthyIn ending the other in hindsight obvious point that he makes is that those who are strongest in their support of monetarism or any other economic theory are those who will benefit most from it Follow the money once

  • Paperback
  • 276
  • The Affluent Society
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9780140285192