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  • The Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Considered the first in-depth critique of consumerism, economist Thorstein Veblen's 1899 book The Theory of the Leisure Class has come to be regarded as one of the great works of economic theory. Using contemporary and anthropological accounts, Veblen held that our economic and social norms are driven by traces of our early tribal life, rather... more...

  • The Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption" (coined by Veblen), exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. more...

  • The Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 0.99

    This scathing critique of America?s preoccupation with wealth and status in the Gilded Age continues to resonate more than a century after it was first published   According to economist Thorstein Veblen, the leisure class produces nothing, contributes nothing, and creates nothing, yet exercises a peculiar control over American society. The shallowness... more...

  • The Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen; Martha Banta

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    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. more...

  • The Theory of the Leisure Classby Thorstein Veblen

    Digireads.com Publishing 2004; US$ 6.99

    The Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American economics and society. more...

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