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The Culture of Contentment

The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have nots. This book shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend ... More

Economics in PerspectiveA Critical History

Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, the ... More

The First Serious OptimistA. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

Ian Kumekawa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163482
eISBN:
9781400885206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163482.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an intellectual biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877–1959), a founder of welfare economics and one of the twentieth century's most important and original thinkers. Though ... More

Matching with TransfersThe Economics of Love and Marriage

Matching with Transfers: The Economics of Love and Marriage

Pierre-André Chiappori

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171739
eISBN:
9781400885732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171739.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Over the past few decades, matching models, which use mathematical frameworks to analyze allocation mechanisms for heterogeneous products and individuals, have attracted renewed attention in both ... More

MoneyWhence It Came, Where It Went

Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Money is nothing more than what is commonly exchanged for goods or services, so why has understanding it become so complicated? This book cuts through the confusions surrounding the subject to ... More

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