The Culture of Contentment

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9781856191470: The Culture of Contentment

The author's response to the political and economic condition of the West today, this book traces the growth of a new, stultifying contentment in our society. Galbraith contrasts the condition of the underclass to that of the self-serving, politically dominant classes. He looks at the causes and by-products of the current politico-economic stasis, such as short-term thinking and investment, and draws parallels between the crippling denial of trouble in Eastern Europe and that in our own backyard. The author also wrote "The Affluent Society" and "The New Industrialist State".

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"The Culture of Contentment's core message about rising inequality, lessened economic mobility, and the serene self-satisfaction of those favored by such has been echoed and amplified endlessly in the last decade but rarely so elegantly and deftly."--Richard Parker, Harvard Kennedy School

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John Kenneth Galbraith who was born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the distinguished author of thirty-one books spanning three decades, including The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, Oxford, the University of Paris, and Moscow University, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Order of Canada and received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2000, at a White House ceremony, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Galbraith, John Kenneth
Verlag: Sinclair Stevenson (1992)
ISBN 10: 1856191478 ISBN 13: 9781856191470
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Buchbeschreibung Sinclair Stevenson, 1992. 2nd impression.. Imitation cloth, dj, F/VG. xii+195pp, index, paper a little tanned, otherwise a fine copy. A Study of the modern economic & political condition in the West in the late 20th Century - the self serving economic comfort achieved by a few & the underclasses who find themselves stalled in poverty. 350 grams. Artikel-Nr. 47906

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