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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Informal habits of thought are often more powerful than formal laws . Consider ,
for example , two common traffic laws . One law requires all motorists to stop at
red lights while another requires motorists to obey the speed limit . The first law is
For example , the automobile existed before there were any laws or conventions
governing how it would be used . But as automobiles became popular , it became
obvious that predictable patterns of use were needed to avoid accidents and to ...
Next to these in good repute come those that are immediately subservient to
ownership and financiering , - - such as banking and the law . Banking
employments also carry a suggestion of large ownership , and this fact 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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