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While "affluent society" and "conventional wisdom" (terms first used in this book) have entered the vernacular, the message of the book has not been so widely embraced - reason enough to rediscover The Affluent Society.
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By Mary-Alice on 07-26-16
Interesting ideas, but a bit long
I enjoyed this book - it made some pretty compelling arguments and explored ideas that most economics book ignore. Galbraith makes a few really important points that anyone interested in public policy and macroeconomics should understand. But it wasn't always super engaging and there's a lot of repetition. I'd recommend either an abridged version, or reading it in paper so you can skim read some bits.