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The Post Affluent Society

Amitai Etzioni

Review of Social Economy, 2004, vol. 62, issue 3, 407-420

Abstract: Discomfort about the overarching goal of capitalist economies, and the idea that achieving ever higher levels of consumption of products and services is a vacuous goal, has been with us since the onset of industrialization. This contribution looks at the phenomenon and foundations of voluntary simplicity. Its psychological implications and consequences for societies are discussed.

Keywords: consumption; consumerism; voluntary simplicity; capitalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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