The Culture of Contentment

The Culture of Contentment

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This book completes Galbraith's modern history trilogy which began with "The Affluent Society". Here he describes the modern phenomenon of the contented wealthy: a large class of affluent people who have no short-term interest in using their resources to help the poorer classes. In short, this is the modern liberal politician's dilemma. Galbraith describes the current situation in the western world, and writes pessimistically of what history teaches us is likely to happen.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0140173668
  • 9780140173666

Table of contents

The culture of contentment; the social character of contentment - an overview; the functional underclass; taxation and the public services - the perverse effect; the license for financial devastation; the bureaucratic syndrome; the economic accommodation, I and II; the foreign policy of contentment - the recreational and the real; the military nexus, I and II; requiem.
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