The Good Society: The Humane Agenda

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 30, 1997 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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This compact, tightly argued, and eloquent book is the quintessential John Kenneth Galbraith, the manifesto of the "abiding liberal." In defining the characteristics of a good society and creating the blueprint for a workable agenda, Galbraith allows for human weakness without compromising a humane culture, and recognizes barriers that hinder but do not defeat a responsible, stable, and hopeful future.

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In this slim volume, eminent economist Galbraith tackles the question of what, exactly, is a "good society." Most Americans would agree with the components of Galbraith's "good society": economic ... 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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