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The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book examines what it calls the political economy of contentment. It argues that the fortunate and the favored do not contemplate and respond to their own longer-run well-being. Rather, they ... More


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