Galbraith's classic on the "economics of abundance" is, in the words of the New York Times, "a compelling challenge to conventional thought". With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Galbraith cuts to the heart of what economic security means (and doesn't mean) in today's world and lays bare the hazards of individual and societal complacence about economic inequity.
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.
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From the Master Wit of our Times
Always honest and clear, in an age the makes excuses for why the poor are poor Galbraith lifts the cloud and shows us the picture that our soul tells us is true and he does it with a style of writing that flows. He has no hidden agenda just a care for the well being of his fellow humans.