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The Resource The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time, John Kenneth Galbraith

The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time, John Kenneth Galbraith

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The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time
Title
The economics of innocent fraud
Title remainder
truth for our time
Statement of responsibility
John Kenneth Galbraith
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sounding the alarm about the increasing gap between reality and 'conventional wisdom' -- a phrase he coined -- Galbraith tells, along with much else, how we have reached a point where the private sector has unprecedented control over the public sector. We have given ourselves over to self-serving belief and 'contrived nonsense' or, more simply, fraud. This has come at the expense of the economy, effective government, and the business world. Particularly noted is the central power of the corporation and the shift in authority from shareholders and board members to management... From management and its own inevitable self-interest, power extends deeply into government -- the so-called public sector. This is particularly and dangerously the case in such matters as military policy, the environment, and, needless to say, taxation. Nevertheless, there remains the firm reference to the public sector."--From publisher
Summary
The primary aspect of the "fraud" of the American economy that Galbraith (emeritus, economics, Harvard U.) criticizes is the false pretense of shareholder control over corporations, when in fact all real power has shifted to corporate managers. Contradicting conventional wisdom, or "approved belief" in his words, he denies the distinction between the private and public sectors, describing how the managerial class has unprecedented power in the economy's public sector, including major influence over important policies of war or peace. In the end, the continuing references to an impersonal market are "a not wholly innocent fraud." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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211255
Cataloging source
DLC
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1908-2006
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Galbraith, John Kenneth
Dewey number
364.16/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6768
LC item number
.G36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Corporations
  • Fraud
  • Political corruption
  • Truth
  • Social values
  • United States
  • Corporations
  • Economic history
  • Fraud
  • Political corruption
  • Social values
  • Truth
  • United States
  • Particuliere sector
  • Fraude
Target audience
adult
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truth for our time
Label
The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time, John Kenneth Galbraith
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and personal note -- The nature of innocent fraud -- The renaming of the system -- The economics of accommodation -- The specious world of work -- The corporation as bureaucracy -- The corporate power -- The myth of the two sectors -- The world of finance -- The elegant escape from reality -- The end to corporate innocence -- Foreign and military policy -- The last word
Control code
ocm54006609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 62 pages
Isbn
9780618013241
Lccn
2004040542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618013241
System control number
(OCoLC)54006609
Label
The economics of innocent fraud : truth for our time, John Kenneth Galbraith
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and personal note -- The nature of innocent fraud -- The renaming of the system -- The economics of accommodation -- The specious world of work -- The corporation as bureaucracy -- The corporate power -- The myth of the two sectors -- The world of finance -- The elegant escape from reality -- The end to corporate innocence -- Foreign and military policy -- The last word
Control code
ocm54006609
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 62 pages
Isbn
9780618013241
Lccn
2004040542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780618013241
System control number
(OCoLC)54006609

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