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Syntactic Analyses 38: Theory of Business Enterprise, (Thorstein Veblen) By Thorstein Veblen
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Syntactic Analyses 23: An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace, (Thorstein Veblen) By Thorstein Veblen
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Syntactic Analyses 18: Theory of the Leisure Class, (Thorstein Veblen) By Thorstein Veblen
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Theory of the Leisure Class (Illustrated) By Thorstein Veblen
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Veblen's landmark study of affluent American society exposes the 'pecuniary culture' and 'conspicuous consumption' that results when unessential goods are exploited at the expense of production of... More > true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still pertinent arguments.< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American... More > economics and society. Establishing such terms as "conspicuous consumption" and "pecuniary emulation," Veblen's most famous work has become an archetype not only of economic theory, but of historical and sociological thought as well. As sociologist Alan Wolfe writes in his Introduction, Veblen "skillfully . . . wrote a book that will be read so long as the rich are different from the rest of us; which, if the future is anything like the past, they always will be."< Less
An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation By Thorstein Veblen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30,... More > 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He was famous as a witty critic of capitalism.Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption." Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure," is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status. Veblen explains the concept in his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement. Veblen's distinction between "institutions" and "technology" is still called the Veblenian dichotomy by contemporary economists.As a leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, Veblen attacked production for profit. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Veblen< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899), by Thorstein Veblen, is a treatise on economics and a detailed, social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of... More > social class and of consumerism, derived from the social stratification of people and the division of labour, which are the social institutions of the feudal period (9th – 15th centuries) that have continued to the modern era. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Theory_of_the_Leisure_Class Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
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Probably Veblen's best-known work, because of its satiric look at American society, the instincts of emulation and predation play a major role. People, rich and poor alike, attempt to impress others... More > and seek to gain advantage through what Veblen coined "conspicuous consumption" and the ability to engage in “conspicuous leisure.” In this work Veblen argued that consumption is used as a way to gain and signal status. Through "conspicuous consumption" often came "conspicuous waste," which Veblen detested.< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899), by Thorstein Veblen, is an economic treatise and detailed social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of... More > social-class consumerism, which proposes that the social strata and the division of labor of the feudal period continued into the modern era. The lords of the manor employed themselves in the economically useless practices of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure, whilst the middle and lower classes were employed in the industrial occupations that support the whole of society; economically wasteful activities are those activities that do not contribute to the economy or to the material productivity required for the fruitful functioning of society. Veblen’s analyses of business cycles and prices, and of the emergent technocratic division of labor by speciality (scientists, technologists, etc.) at the beginning of the 20th century proved to be accurate predictions of the nature of an industrial society.< Less
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
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The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen, is an economic treatise and detailed social critique of conspicuous consumption, as a function of social-class consumerism, which proposes that... More > the social strata and the division of labor of the feudal period continued into the modern era. The lords of the manor employed themselves in the economically useless practices of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure, whilst the middle and lower classes were employed in the industrial occupations that support the whole of society; economically wasteful activities are those activities that do not contribute to the economy or to the material productivity required for the fruitful functioning of society. Veblen’s analyses of business cycles and prices, and of the emergent technocratic division of labor by speciality (scientists, engineers, technologists) at the beginning of the 20th century proved to be accurate predictions of the nature of an industrial society.< Less