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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Workers in pecuniary occupations do not generally come in direct contact with
the discipline of the machine , and hence are less affected by it . They are
affected to some degree , as they may manage or direct industrial concerns . But
they are ...
The business class had a direct interest in increasing the efficiency of industry
because lower costs meant higher profits . As noted above , Veblen drew a
distinction between “ business ” and “ industry . ” Business has to do with making
Sometimes ad vertisers make a direct appeal to status : “ be the first on your block
to own . . . . ” The slogan for a recent advertising campaign in Mumbai , India was
even more direct : “ Owner ' s Pride , Neighbor ' s Envy ” [ Mehta , 2004 , 35 ) .
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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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