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The Theory of the Leisure Class
     

The Theory of the Leisure Class

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by Thorstein Veblen
 

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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions is a book, first published in 1899, by the Norwegian-American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen while he was a professor at the University of Chicago. In the book's introduction he explains that much of the material discussed can be traced back to the proper sources by any well-read person.

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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions is a book, first published in 1899, by the Norwegian-American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen while he was a professor at the University of Chicago. In the book's introduction he explains that much of the material discussed can be traced back to the proper sources by any well-read person. The Theory of the Leisure Class is considered one of the first detailed critiques of consumerism.

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BN ID:
2940014340304
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
218 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