The Affluent Society

The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith

“But, beyond doubt, wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding. The poor man has always a precise view of his problem and its remedy…The rich man can assume or imagine a much greater variety of ills and he will be correspondingly less certain of their remedy.”

“To a very large extent, of course, we associate truth with convenience – with what most closely accords with self-interest and individual well-being or promises best to avoid awkward effort or unwelcome dislocation of life.”

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