Veblen in Plain English: A Complete Introduction to Thorstein Veblen's Economics
Cambria, 2006 - 144 páginas
This comprehensive introduction to Thorstein Veblen's economics, written by distinguished economist Dr. Ken McCormick, is intended for the student and the non-specialist. A complete interpretation of Veblen's work is presented and includes an analysis of instincts and institutions, technology, social and institutional change, and capital and business enterprise. In addition, consumer behavior, conspicuous leisure, status-driven consumption and its implications are also discussed in detail. The work also includes a Foreword by Dr. Rick Tilman, a noted Veblen scholar.
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Institutions allow us to agree on how we should organize activities at all levels ,
from the family to the nation ( or even the world ) . What would happen if there
were no conventions regarding language ? How would we communicate ?
At the same time the industrial community must comprise a full complement of
such specialised occupations , and must also be bound together in a system of
communication sufficiently close and facile to allow the technological contents of
That will allow profits to increase . The second is that a ... The welfare of the
community would be best served by allowing industry to follow its own logic , but
businessmen are only concerned about profit and loss . The third source of gain
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This is a wonderful book! It reads very well gives you the basic outline for different topics that Veblen wrote on. Each topic will cover material from anything he wrote, not just looking at the theory of leisure class or the theory of the business enterprise in isolated. This book is especially import since Veblen's own way to right things can be very confusing, but McCormick makes Veblen easy to understand.
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