The Affluent Society

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Essential reading for anyone interested in economics or public policy. The book takes on and dismantles the "conventional thinking" (he made up that phrase first) in economics. Some of it is outdated, but unfortunately for us, most of it is not. Economists still see the private sphere as the only relevant measure of the economy and not public works. They are also still only obsessed with production of goods and then production of desire for goods and the production of more goods. In this, I think book like Doughnut Economics are a good update because they link this concern with the depleted environment. Galbraith is an excellent writer and thinker and this book is a must-read.


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