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.
Mike Berry: Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy at RMIT University and Foundation Executive Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
Title: The Affluent Society revisisted
Author: Mike Berry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Presenter: Phillip Adams
Producer: Kate MacDonald