Theory of the Leisure Class (Illustrated)

Theory of the Leisure Class (Illustrated)

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by Thorstein Veblen
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• 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 true

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• 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 true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still pertinent arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014915205
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
964 KB

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The Theory of the Leisure Class 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I probably understood fifty percent of the entire book. It's written in a style that is, I think, ment to confuse and challenge the reader. There were sentenses that were almost half a page long. Veblen's theories and ideas were very intriguing. His observations, analysis, and intrepertations were absolutely brilliant. So much implication in a man with functioning legs, walking with a cane!...Only Veblen with a wit of a stand up comedian could bring such facts to our attention. This book was listed under economics which I saw very little reference to economy. The book would best be categorized as a phylosophy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago