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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The chemical composition of the health and beauty aids was not as important as
the faith people had in the claims made by the sellers . As Veblen put it , In these
intimate matters of health and fabricated beauty the beneficent workings of faith ...
Veblen ' s call for a Darwinian method in economics is perhaps his most
important contribution . But as should be clear by now , he had many other
insights that are worth pursuing . Foremost among these is his argument about
the central ...
An important theme in Veblen ' s vision is that making money is not the same
thing as making useful goods . During a recession , for example , making money (
or more precisely , minimizing financial losses ) requires that businesses reduce
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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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