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The Culture of Contentment - by John Kenneth Galbraith (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Business + Money Management

Sub-Genre: Economics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Book theme: General

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Language: English

Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 78495740
UPC: 9780691171654
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-9687


The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have-nots. In The Culture of Contentment, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith shows how a contented class--not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority--defend their comfortable status at a cost. Middle-class voting against regulation and increased taxation that would remedy pressing social ills has created a culture of immediate gratification, leading to complacency and hampering long-term progress. Only economic disaster, military action, or the eruption of an angry underclass seem capable of changing the status quo. A groundbreaking critique, The Culture of Contentment shows how the complacent majority captures the political process and determines economic policy.

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