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'The Affluent Society' revisited

9 Apr 2015
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John Kenneth Galbraith agreed with the Keynesian view that one day society would be in a financial position where we could work fewer hours, devote more time to leisure and where inequality would diminish. That was a view from the 1950s when he wrote his influential work "The Affluent Society." Urban Studies Scholar Mike Berry revisits Galbraith's work in a post-global financial crisis economy where inequality is increasing.

Guests

Mike Berry: Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy at RMIT University and Foundation Executive Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Publications

Title: The Affluent Society revisisted

Author: Mike Berry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Credits

Presenter: Phillip Adams

Producer: Kate MacDonald

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2015
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