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The Theory of the Leisure Class

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  • The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Thorstein Veblen, Martha Banta (Editor)

    The Theory of the Leisure Class
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    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    2009
    English
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0199552584
    ISBN-13: 9780199552580

    'Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.' In The Theory of the Leisure Class Thorstein Veblen sets out 'to discuss the place and value of the leisure class as an economic factor in modern life'. In so doing he produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behaviour. Veblen's analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed ... Show more

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