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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to make life easier , but a large portion of it is driven by the desire to gain or to
maintain status . Much of what we buy is for the purpose of meeting others '
expectations and to keep up with the Joneses . ” In 1915 Veblen guessed that
more than ...
Again , this does not typically stem from a crude desire to show off our wealth .
Rather , it stems from a desire to fit in . As other people increase their
consumption spending , we feel obliged to do the same . Increases in productivity
Biological need and a desire for convenience play a role , but tradition and social
expectations are of central importance . People often buy new clothes even when
they have perfectly good old clothes that they never wear . The motivation is ...
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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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