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Thorstein Bunde Veblen

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist, notable for his contributions to institutional economics. Born in Cato, Wisconsin, of Norwegian-American parents, Veblen was educated in Carleton College, John Hopkins University and Yale University, graduating with a doctoral thesis on "Ethical Grounds of a Doctrine of Retribution." His contacts with philosophers, sociologists and other social scientists as much as with economists are reflected in the critical tone...See more