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The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

  • Author: First Published: 2017-11-28
  • Genres: Literature Reads: 2
  • Words: 101967 Status: Completed
  • Score: 5.0 (0)

In this, his best-known work, the controversial American economist and social critic Thorstein Veblen appropriates Darwin's theory of evolution to analyze the modern industrial system. For Veblen, the shallowness and superficiality observed in society results from the tendency to believe that true accomplishment lies in arriving at a condition of ostentatious wealth and status. In developing his t...

In this, his best-known work, the controversial American economist and social critic Thorstein Veblen appropriates Darwin's theory of evolution to analyze the modern industrial system. For Veblen, the shallowness and superficiality observed in society results from the tendency to believe that true accomplishment lies in arriving at a condition of ostentatious wealth and status. In developing his t...

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