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Title The good society : the humane agenda / John Kenneth Galbraith.
Author Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 152 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents The good society -- The wider screen -- The age of practical judgment -- The social foundation -- The good economy -- Inflation -- The deficit -- The distribution of income and power -- The decisive role of education -- Regulation : the basic principles -- The environment -- Migration -- The autonomous military power -- The bureaucratic syndrome -- Foreign policy : the economic and social dimension -- The poor of the planet I : the shaping history -- The poor of the planet II : what the good society must do -- The political context.
Summary In this tightly argued and eloquent book, the preeminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents the blueprint for a society that is compassionate to the less fortunate and economically feasible for all. He points the way toward the achievable goals for a "good society": personal liberty, basic well-being, racial and ethnic equality, and the opportunity for a rewarding life. However, this is no utopian approach to the economic challenges facing America; Galbraith recognizes human weakness, differences in ability and motivation, and the formidable obstacles facing those who challenge the status quo. Still, Galbraith's optimism shines through as he explains how we could establish a more humane world by shedding today's conventional wisdom about inflation, the deficit, taxes, and immigration, and by recognizing the immense value of education and environmental responsibility and the political action that the good society demands.
Note Print version record.
Subject Welfare economics.
Income distribution.
Social justice.
Consumption (Economics)
Individualism.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Theory.
Consumption (Economics) (OCoLC)fst00876455
Income distribution. (OCoLC)fst00968670
Individualism. (OCoLC)fst00970328
Social justice. (OCoLC)fst01122603
Welfare economics. (OCoLC)fst01173620
Welvaartseconomie.
Distributieve rechtvaardigheid.
Soziale Situation.
Gesellschaft.
Humanisierung.
Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik.
USA.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006. Good society. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996 0395713285 (DLC) 96000983 (OCoLC)34151023
ISBN 0585177376 (electronic bk.)
9780585177373 (electronic bk.)
9780547349572 (electronic bk.)
0547349572 (electronic bk.)

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