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 machine era overlaps the handicraft era considerably , and elements of the
handicraft era remain to this day . ... The era of machine industry brought with it
not just greater industrial efficiency but also major changes in habits of thought
Knowledge has continued to grow rapidly because the machine process itself
encourages scientific thinking . Science is not new , but a systematic , machine -
like “ pursuit of impersonal relations of causal sequence ” [ Veblen , 1904 , 361 ]
Machine - made goods in general are not as valued as hand - made goods .
Typically , machine - made goods have fewer defects and irregularities than hand
- made goods . From the standpoint of function , machine - made goods tend to
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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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