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The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of the Leisure Class

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Series: Oxford World's Classics

EconomicsGeneral SociologyPoverty & Social Work

Publisher Price: $14.95

ISBN10: 0199552584
ISBN13: 9780199552580
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Published: Jul 26 2009
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.45
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.10 Depth: 7.60
Language: English
In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's analysis of the
evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy, and with an impartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social institutions exploit the consumption of unessential goods for the sake of personal profit. Fashion, beauty, animals, sports, the home, the clergy,

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