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, ...Read MoreThe 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".Read Less
Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Houghton Mifflin Hardcover Good+ condtion. Navy cloth spine over blue boards, gilt author initials on cover with gilt titling on spine. Solidly bound, square. Small pale square on lower corner, sticker shadow, round green sticker on back lower right corner. A former owner name was on flep, now scribbled out, pages very lightly toned. Some underlining throughout book. This book is an essay by economist John K. Galbraith, analyzing the situation of the Western industrial world. Prof Galbraith traces the growth of an embarassing contentment in the western industrial world represented by the G7 group of countries. He pays particular attention to the self-serving economic comfort achieved by the fortunate and politically dominant community and contrasts this to the condition of the underclass which he sees as being for the first time in these countries stalled in poverty. John K. Galbraith (Oct. 15, 1908 to Apr. 29, 2006) was a Canadian and later, U.S., economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. In macro-economical terms he was a Keynesian and an institutionalist. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992 First Edition First Printing. 5.5" x 8.5" tall; ix, 195pp. with Index.
As New in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book As New with a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Fine navy half-cloth binding with gilt titles, blue paper-wrapped boards, very clean, tight, solid, and square. Page edges clean and white. Text body as new. Blue and green glossy, unclipped jacket has slight wear to spine head. An acute and powerful assessment of where America is heading and not heading and what the consequences will be, from one of the sharpest and most original minds of our time. Published in 1992, his analysis, you will see, was very far-sighted and accurate, compared to the times today. 195 pages with index. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA 1992.
Fine in Fine jacket. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Inscribed by the author, John Kenneth Galbraith, and dated 1992. No other markings. Ships in a box. Ships from NYC.
Very good, very good. 22 cm, 195, footnotes, index, DJ in plastic sleeve. Inscribed by the author. An acute and powerful assassement of where we are heading and not heading and what the consequences will be, from one of the sharpest and most original minds of the 20th century.
Near fine condition. Near fine condition (DJ) Octavo (8vo). Signed xvi, 195 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. Unclipped dustjacket with minimal shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author "For Henry Reuss [Henry S. Reuss]...only on these matters [signed] John G. 1992." First edition.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. Small 8vo. 0395572282. A very attractive First Edition, First Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. This copy has been SIGNED and dated by AUTHOR John Kenneth Galbraith on the title page; Galbraith's keen and striking appraisal of America's late 20th century, far from happy state of affairs. A once strong and aspiring nation has lapsed into a self-serving economic and social stasis. A critical assessment of where America was going and not going and its consequences by one the sparpest and most original minds in his time.
Signed by Author Galbraith, John Kenneth. THE CULTURE OF CONTENTMENT. Signed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. First Edition Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 195 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 navy cloth over blue paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh neatly price-clipped dustwrapper. Economist Galbraith argues that the United States has become a "culture of contentment" "where the majority of those who vote are socially and economically advantaged and will fight like tigers to maintain that advantage by voting against increased taxation that would reduce the federal deficit and respond to pressing social problems". "No American writer has done more to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable than John Kenneth Galbraith." USA Today.
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