The Theory Of The Leisure Class

The Theory Of The Leisure Class

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by Mr Thorstein Veblen
     
 

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Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. As wealth accumulates on his hands, his own unaided effort will not avail to sufficiently put his opulence in evidence by this method. The aid of friends and competitors is therefore brought in by resorting to the giving of valuable presents and expensive feasts and
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