The Good Society: The Humane Agenda

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 30, 1997 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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Galbraith also recognizes human weakness, differences in ability and motivation, and the formidable obstacles facing those who challenge the status quo. No one else explains the interplay of economic and political forces with Galbraith's exquisite clarity.

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

Although this was written 20 years ago, the topics it touches on remain disturbingly current. America has made little if any progress toward becoming what Galbraith calls a 'good society'. That's not ... Read full review

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User Review  - NaggedMan - LibraryThing

Though now somewhat dated (published 1996) and USA-centric, this book remains well worth reading, so long as you read it critically. Galbraith recognises that capitalism is here to stay, but wants it ... Read full review


1 The Good Society
2 The Wider Screen
3 The Age of Practical Judgment
4 The Social Foundation
5 The Good Economy
6 Inflation
7 The Deficit
8 The Distribution of Income and Power
12 Migration
13 The Autonomous Military Power
14 The Bureaucratic Syndrome
15 Foreign Policy The Economic and Social Dimension
The Shaping History
What the Good Society Must Do
18 The Political Context
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9 The Decisive Role of Education
The Basic Principles
11 The Environment
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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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