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John Kenneth Galbraith • 240 Items / 44 Books, 106 Articles, 89 Reviews, 1 Film
The Affluent Society (1958)
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Published Reviews
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    Our Boondoggling Democracy (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Commentary, August 1958, pp. 176-177
  2. Books
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    Unconventional Wisdom (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Encounter, October 1958, pp. 73-79
  3. Books
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    Where Do We Go From Here? (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Dissent, Winter 1959, pp. 84-87
  4. Books & Comment
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    Galbraith's New Economics (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The New Republic, June 9, 1958, p. 17
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    The Affluent Society After Ten Years (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1969, pp. 37-44
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    "Land of Plenty" (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1958, pp. 613-621
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    The Affluent Society (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The American Spectator, June 1977, pp. 36-37
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    The Economic Embarrassment of America's Riches (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Reporter, June 26, 1958, pp. 34-36
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    Between Two Worlds (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Saturday Review, June 7, 1958, p. 31
  10. Books and the Arts
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    Private Wealth and Public Poverty (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Nation, June 14, 1958, p. 546
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    Papa Knows Best (Review)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The Freeman, August 1958, pp. 60-63
  12. The Book Shelf
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    A New View of American Capitalism (3 Reviews)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. The Long March by Simone de Beauvoir
    3. The Pentagon Case by Col. Victor J. Fox
    The American Mercury, December 1958, pp. 148-162
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    Bookshelf (4 Reviews)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. Business Comes of Age by Karl Schriftgiesser
    3. Smoking and Health by Alton Ochsner
    4. Debunking History Books by Karr Shannon
    The American Mercury, June 1960, pp. 142-147
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    Fences Against Power (4 Reviews)
    American Capitalism, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. American Capitalism by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    3. The Cost of Freedom by Henry C. Wallich
    4. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
    The Nation, April 27, 1963, pp. 343-345
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    Briefly Noted (5 Reviews)
    General
    1. The Question by Henri Alleg
    2. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    3. Assault on Olympus by W.H. Lewis
    4. Magic and Mystery in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel
    5. Thoughts in the Wilderness by J.B. Priestley
    The New Yorker, June 28, 1958, pp. 93-94
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    Recent Books on International Relations (5 Reviews)
    General: Economic, Social and Cultural
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. Economic Development by Charles P. Kindleberger
    3. Population and World Politics by Philip M. Hauser
    4. Economics of International Migration by Brinley Thomas
    5. The Bank for International Settlements by Henry H. Schloss
    Foreign Affairs, October 1958, p. 169
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Afternoon of an Author by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    2. Man in Modern Fiction by Edmund Fuller
    3. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    4. The Chains of Fear by Nikolai Narokov
    5. Joseph Conrad and His Characters by Richard Curle
    6. The Thunder and the Sunshine by Jerry Allen
    7. The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1958, pp. 84-87
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    The New Books (9 Reviews)
    Rich Man, Poor Man...
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. The Long March by Simone de Beauvoir
    3. The Mountain Road by T.H. White
    4. Two Women by Alberto Moravia
    5. Chiara by Gene D'Olive
    6. Journey to Java by Harold G. Nicolson
    7. Seidman and Son by Elick Moll
    8. A New England Girlhood by Nancy Hale
    9. Parktilden Village by George P. Elliott
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1958, pp. 82-89
  19. The Revolving Bookstand
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    The Dismal Science Comes to Life (10 Reviews)
    The Failure of the "New Economics", by Henry Hazlitt
    1. The Failure of the "New Economics" by Henry Hazlitt
    2. Prosperity Without Inflation by Arthur F. Burns
    3. The American Economy by Alvin H. Hansen
    4. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    5. The Roots of Capitalism by John Chamberlain
    6. Essays in the Theory of Economic Growth by Evsey D. Domar
    7. The Theory of Economic Growth by W. Arthur Lewis
    8. Economic Development by Charles P. Kindleberger
    9. Economic Analysis and Policy in Underdeveloped Countries by Peter T. Bauer
    10. An International Economy by Gunnar Myrdal
    The American Scholar, Winter 1960, pp. 108-117
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    Brief comments on recent books (22 Reviews)
    The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. Foreign Policy: The Next Phase, the 1960s by Thomas K. Finletter
    3. Germany and Freedom: A Personal Appraisal by James Bryant Conant
    4. The Bill of Rights by Learned Hand
    5. The Lonesome Road by J. Saunders Redding
    6. The Undiscovered Self by C.G. Jung
    7. Nature and Historical Experience by John Herman Randall, Jr.
    8. New Bottles for New Wine by Julian Huxley
    9. Of Stars and Men by Harlow Shapley
    10. Earth's Shifting Crust by Charles H. Hapgood
    11. Arabesque and Honeycomb by Sacheverell Sitwell
    12. The London Diary (1717-1721) and Other Writings of William Byrd of Virginia by Louis B. Wright, Marion Tinling, and William Byrd, ...
    13. The Letters of Emily Dickinson by Thomas Herbert Johnson and Theodora V.W. Ward, ...
    14. D.H. Lawrence: A Composite Biography by Edward Nehls
    15. The Present Age in British Literature by David Daiches
    16. Man in Modern Fiction by Edmund Fuller
    17. American Moderns by Maxwell Geismar
    18. The Fugitives by John M. Bradbury
    19. J.B. A Play in Verse by Archibald MacLeish
    20. A Friend in Power by Carlos Baker
    21. A Place Without Twilight by Peter S. Feibleman
    22. Victoria at Night, and Other Stories by Uli Beigel
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1958, pp. 508-527
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    Businessman's Bookshelf (24 Reviews)
    Mass Leisure, by Eric Larrabee and Rolf Meyersohn
    1. Mass Leisure by Eric Larrabee and Rolf Meyersohn
    2. The Skills of the Economist by Kenneth E. Boulding
    3. Automation and Management by James Rieser Bright
    4. Madison Avenue, U.S.A. by Martin Mayer
    5. Mental Health in Industry by Alan A. McLean and Graham C. Taylor
    6. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
    7. As Unions Mature by Richard A. Lester
    8. The Insolent Chariots by John Keats
    9. Antitrust Policies by Simon N. Whitney
    10. The Woman Executive by Margaret Cussler
    11. Long-Range Planning for Management by David W. Ewing
    12. The Administrative Process by Robert H. Roy
    13. Defense Against Inflation
    14. Of Stars and Men by Harlow Shapley
    15. The Motivation, Productivity, and Satisfaction of Workers by A. Zaleznik, C.R. Christensen, and F.J. Roethlisberger, ...
    16. Organizations by James G. March and Herbert A. Simon
    17. A Philosophy of Administration by Marshall E. Dimock
    18. Management in a Rapidly Changing Economy by Dan H. Fenn, Jr.
    19. Arms and the State by Walter Millis, Harvey C. Mansfield #2, and Harold Stein, ...
    20. The Income of Nations by Paul Studenski
    21. Managerial Psychology by Harold J. Leavitt
    22. The Job of the Federal Executive by Marver H. Bernstein
    23. A Decade of Industrial Relations Research, 1946-1956 by Neil W. Chamberlain, Frank C. Pierson, and Theresa Wolfson, ...
    24. Business Budgeting by Burnard H. Sord and Glenn A. Welsch
    The Saturday Review, January 17, 1959, pp. 70-71