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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Veblen makes it clear that the emerging middle class was primarily interested in
business , not industry . Industry was just a means to an end in that it produced
the goods that were traded . During this time , improvements in industry typically ...
A Complete Introduction to Thorstein Veblen's Economics Ken McCormick. ments
in industry typically led to improvements in business , so new technologies were
encouraged . The instinct of workmanship flourished during the handicraft era .
An improved reputation allows it to sell more output , which means that the
intangible asset ultimately leads to more tangible assets in the form of finished
products . Veblen wrote that To any one preoccupied with the conceit that “
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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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